The State Museum of Folk Musical Instruments named after Yqylas Dukenov
The State Museum of Folk Musical Instruments
Yqylas Dukenov is a folk composer and founder of the school of kobyz, a traditional musical instrument of the Kazakhs. The museum building, named after the great kiuishi, has a very unusual shape, so one of its kind already arouses interest and an overwhelming desire to visit the abode of the history of music. The exhibition consists of 40 types of Kazakh musical instruments, mainly dombra, kobyz, syldyrmak, cheese, and also includes Russian, Dungan and Uygur exhibits. A tour of the museum is accompanied by fascinating stories of the guide about the musicians of past eras and interesting facts from the history of musical art. Impressions from visiting the gallery perfectly complement the concerts, where melodies are played, performed only on museum instruments.
Music is an integral part of our life, which can often help out and instantly cheer up, so getting to know it in the State Museum of Folk Musical Instruments named after Yqylas will take pride of place on the list of the best memories of the southern capital of Kazakhstan.