Today, on July 3, the International Turkic Academy organized an online conference dedicated to the Day of National Dombra on “Culture of Dombra: the Continuity of Traditions and Issues of education.”
Among participants of the conference were Vice-rector of the Kazakh National University of Arts, Doctor of Arts Toizhan Yeginbayeva, honored worker of Kazakhstan, famous kuishi Zhangali Zhuzbayev, Dean of the Faculty of Traditional Music at Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory, Doctor of Arts Yerzhan Zhamenkeev, Director General of the State Academic Philharmonic of Nur-Sultan Yerlan Dakenov, honored worker of Kazakhstan, composer, Master of Arts Alkuat Kazakbay, Director General of the Palace of Schoolchildren in Nursultan Yerbol Irgebay, Director of the College of Arts named after Tattimbet Serzhan Musainov, Head of the “Kazakh Heritage” team at the Kazakhconcert State Concert Association Yerlan Ryskali and well-known scholars, heads and representatives of a number of educational and art organizations.
Within the framework of the meeting, the textbook on “Dombra” prepared by the International Turkic Academy on behalf of the President’s instruction was presented. The author of the textbook designed for younger generation is a well-known kuishi, professor of the Kazakh National University of Arts – Zhangali Zhuzbayev.
It is worth noting that last year on June 7, on the occasion of the “Day of National Dombra” the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Kemelovich Tokayev made a statement that the dombra should be introduced as a special subject at schools. In this regard, the teaching of our sacred instrument at secondary schools became popular, and the need in a textbook on Dombyra subject occurred. The draft textbook was presented by the Head of the International Turkic Academy Darkhan Kydyrali in November last year at the reception of the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.