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Music & Performance


Saturday Jun 11, 2011 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM This is a past program

In conjunction with the UCLA Film & Television Archive film series Kazakhstan: Montage of Cinemas

Kazakh traditional music ensemble Turan performs on ancient Kazakh instruments, including the lute-like zhetygen, sherter, and dombra (all plucked); the kyl kobyz (an ancient bowed instrument); the flute-like sybyzgy and saz syrnay; together with a host of percussive instruments, mouth harps, and throat singing. Founded in 2008 by a group of students from the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory, the members of Turan are award-winning folk artists who have performed around the world.

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.