Visit of Composers from Kazakhstan to TURKSOY Headquarters

Friday, 08 February 2019

A delegation headed by the Chairperson  of the Union of Composers of Kazakhstan  Balnur Qydyrbek visited TURKSOY Headquarters and met with the Deputy Secretary General of the International Organization of Turkic Culture Prof. Dr. Fırat Purtaş.

The meeting gathered composers from Kazakhstan  Svetlana Stepurina, Beibit Daldenbay, Yermek Umirov, Bakhtiyar Amanzhol, Lyazzat Zhumanova and Sauken Alish along with staff members of TURKSOY.

In the speech he delivered at the meeting, Prof. Dr. Purtas said that composers from Kazakhstan have come to Turkey to participate in the 4th Composers' Gathering of TURKSOY  which they have attended the inaugural ceremony of in the Art Village of TURKSOY in the district of Seben/Bolu on February 6th, 2019. Prof. Dr. Purtaş further said that within the framework of this gathering, composers from Kazakhstan have come together with 6 minstrels from Turkey who introduced the tradition of minstrelship to them with folk songs by the famous Turkish minstrel Aşık Veysel and also got the opportunity to see the beautiful nature of Seben and get acquainted with  the warm-hearted hospitality of its people. Prof. Dr. Purtaş concluded his speech saying that  universal values such as brotherhood and unity  praised by Aşık Veysel in his songs will certainly be a source of inspiration for composers from Kazakhstan.

The Chairperson of the Union of Composers of Kazakhstan  Balnur Qydyrbek who also took the floor at the meeting expressed her happiness to be in TURKSOY Headquarters and  said that this gathering will certainly contribute to the creation of beautiful compositions of music inspired by songs of Aşık Veysel and reflecting their own artistic impressions. Mrs. Balnur Qydyrbek who extended her gratitude to TURKSOY for its hospitality and activities it carries out also stressed the fact that the Turkic World is united through an indivisible heritage of spiritual values  and a common culture  which continues to live in the legacy of illustrious personalities such as Dede Korkut, Koroghlu and Aşık Veysel.

In the meeting which also featured presentation films on activities carried out by TURKSOY, Mr. Beibit Daldenbay briefly gave some information on the Union of Composers  of Kazakhstan which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year with more than 100 members.

The meeting ended with a group photograph as a remembrance of the day.