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     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.

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State museum of arts named after A. Kasteeva [ RUS ]
Pavlodar history and economy museum named after G.N. Potanin [ RUS ]
Mangistau history and economy museum [ RUS ]
Archaeology Museum attached to Archaeology institute named after A.Kh. Margulan [ RUS ]
People's musical instruments Museum named after Ykhlas [ RUS ]
Archaeological museum of Kazakh State University [ RUS ]
Historical museum of Kazakh State University [ RUS ]
Biological museum of Kazakh State University [ RUS ]
Republic of Kazakhstan National currency Museum [ RUS ]
Aktobe Regional history and economy museum [ RUS ]
Kostanay Regional history and economy museum [ RUS ]

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