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As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations, Astana will host the 11th International Festival of Turkic Traditional Music "Astana-Arqau"

2018 is a landmark year for Kazakhstan as the country's people will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the capital. For the entire world, Astana has become a symbol of interethnic unity and harmony.
Over the past 11 years, Astana has largely gathered representatives of the peoples belonging to the Turkic civilization. Being held on a regular basis, "Astana-Arqau" festivals have made a great contribution to the revival of the interethnic interaction traditions worldwide and the strengthening of the role of Kazakhstan as a patron-unifier of the musical culture of the Turkic peoples.
"Astana-Arqau" festival concerts will feature the music of almost all Turkic peoples that will be performed by internationally-recognized prominent masters. The audiences will be enchanted by shamanic songs, virtuoso compositions for khomus (shan-kobyz), overtone singing, epic and instrumental compositions, song lyrics of the Turkic peoples of Central Asia and Kazakhstan, Transcaucasia and Anatolia, the Volga Region, and Siberia.
The festival is going to amaze the connoisseurs of the Turkic world's musical heritage and become a bright event that will be retained in the memories of the residents and guests of Kazakhstan's capital.