Musical instruments

Culture is one of the most important things in life of every person and in Kyrgyzstan it is connected with musical instruments. Kyrgyz people were giving knowledge and skills orally, without writing notes. To remember all information, the process was created into art and musical oral art that you can still hear being in Kyrgyzstan and listened to in the couse of a tour in Kyrgyzstan. As for the art, the biggest epic is the epic Manas, written in 16-17th centuries, transmitted orally from generation to generation until 20th century. It is the destiny of Kyrgyzstan. With the beginning of the Soviet Union, in the 20th century the epic was recorded by Soviet researchers. The epic tells us about more than 600 heroes and about 800 toponymy phrases are met. The epic is the biggest in the whole world and is considered to be the art of literary heritage that is 20 times bigger than "Iliad" and "Odyssey" of the great Gomer. It is 5 times bigger that Persian epic "Shahname" and twice bigger than Ancient Indian epic "Mahabharata". Up to today epic Manas estimates about 1020 years of its existence. The epic embraces 500, 000 lines of text. The men in Kyrgyzstan who tell it are known as "manaschi", producing it without interruption, the retelling is accompanied by the playing of national instrument komuz. In a tour program in Kyrgyzstan you can listen to them and understand feelings of people through music and emotionality of akyns and manaschi.

            The culture of Kyrgyzstan also embraces the well-known narrators "akyns" who are famous for their improvisations of any song heard. National instruments accompany almost every part of life of Kyrgyz people, and they can be the following komuz, temir-komuz, kyl-kyak, core, sorny, choor and zhetigen. Kyrgyz music is unique as it is going from the heart and is connected with nature and mountain life of Kyrgyzstan. Songs tell us the everyday routine of life of nomads.

            In case you are looking for something interesting and soul-touching, you should visit Kyrgyzstan and follow tour along the country to listen to musical instruments, to people sending essential information through music and words. And in order to do that you should turn to our company and we will surely make up a program especially for you, with taking into account all desires and wishes of a tour program in Kyrgyzstan.     

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