If you come to Kyrgyzstan we advise to listen to the folklore show!
Kyrgyz folklore is a versatile genre. In addition to ritual songs and lyrics, it contains the so-called sanat and imbue it with moralizing oral poetry, proverbs and sayings, riddles and fairy tales, myths and legends.
There is a myth about the origin of the name of the Kyrgyz people. The word "Kyrgyz" consists of two words: "Kirk" and "Kyz", which means "forty" and "girl." Forty girls who became pregnant by drinking frothy water from the river and gave birth to Kyrgyz.
The Kyrgyz people have long been famous for their musicality. Kirghiz divide their music, rooted back centuries, into songs and kuu. Kyu includes all musical works for folk instruments.
The most popular musical instrument is a three-stringed pinch komuz, kyyak, chopo choor as previously were mentioned. Popular alternately, in the form of competition, the performance of musicians and singers.
A special part of the Kyrgyz folklore is the work of akyns. Akyn is a talented folk singer who possesses a poetic, compositional and singing gift, the ability to improvise and play a stringed musical instrument - komuz or kyl-kyyak. Manaschi is a special kind of folklore. Manaschi, the narrator of Manas, performs the epic in a singing voice, without being accompanied by any musical instrument. The melody of the epos consists of various poetic intonations. Manaschi can change the tempo, the dynamics of the narration and intonation, with an emphasis depending on the content of one or another fragment of the epic. The performance of the epic Manas gathers a lot of people and can last for several days or even weeks.
The folk show can be shown In Bishkek - professional musicians, 100 $ from the group. And in the village of Kochkor - local musicians, 50 $ per group.
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