Kazakh performer of oral poetry Ulzhan Baibussynova.

AKDN / Kate Vincent

Kazakh performer Ulzhan Baibussynova.

AKDN / Kate Vincent

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Kazakhstan | Cultural Development


Over 10,000 students have been enrolled in a Murager programme, which promotes indigenous musical traditions in Kazakhstan

Children who don’t assimilate their own culture won’t be creative. Tolerance is expressed in music when a child can take a dombyra and play any melody on it – not only Kazakh melodies, but any melody. Oral tradition develops their ear and their memory as well as motor skills and haptic sensitivity.

Abdulhamit Raimbergenov
Kökil’s Founder and Director