Kazakh Tradition Musical Instruments
Music would accompany the life of nomads. They were ingenious people and used to make
their instruments from practically any material, that could be found in the steppe: rush,
wood, clay, leather, bone, horns, hoofs.
Shepherds used to assemble flocks of sheep by playing melodies on sybyzgy.
During religious rituals one could hear asatayak, jingling'with tiny bells. To the sounds
of percussion dabyls warriors used to go into battles.
Akyns (poet-singers) would sing poems to the accompaniment of the stringed dombra orzhetygen.
A picture of the two-stringed dombra, found in the mount Mai-Tobe in Almaty region makes us
look for the roots of this instrument in the earliest civilizations.
One of 61 different national instruments the Kazakh people dive preference to the
two-stringed wonder - dombra.
The little musical instrument hes boundless possibilities.