Memorial complex "Korkyt-Ata"
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Memorial complex "Korkyt-Ata"

Korkyt-ata left a great many works that have become an invaluable musical heritage of Kazakhstan.
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Kyzylorda region

Memorial complex "Korkyt-Ata"

Korkyt-ata left a great many works that have become an invaluable musical heritage of Kazakhstan.

The Korkyt-ata memorial complex, founded in 1980, was built in the area of the Korkyt railroad, near the village of Zhosaly, Kyzylorda region. The complex was erected in this place for a reason: near this place, on the bank of the Syrdarya, was born the famous Turkic songwriter and composer Korkyt, after whom the monument is named. The authors of the monument are architect B.A. Ibraev and physicist S.I.Isatayev.

The monument consists of four vertical steles, constructed of reinforced concrete, whose height reaches 8 meters. An interesting feature of the structure is that each stela is oriented to all sides of the world. In the upper part of the steles, where they expand, there is a metal organ consisting of 40 pipes. It is intended to create an acoustic effect, so that at the slightest whiff of the wind, the organ makes sounds similar to playing kobyz. Inside the monument there is a figured arch, which covers the central axial symbol, and the decoration is an ornament “Tuye Taban”, which in translation from Kazakh language means “camel's footprint”. He personifies the magical camel, sung in the legends, belonging to Korkyt-ata.

This place is especially attractive for tourists interested in national music, because Korkyt-ata left a great many works that have become an invaluable musical heritage of Kazakhstan.

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