Third session

Third session. From April 24 to May 1, 2014, in the Cholpon-Ata city, in the boarding house “State Residence No. 2”, the third session of the project “Solving the problems of youth through creative interaction” was held. Students from a boarding school for blind and visually impaired children, as well as students from metropolitan universities attended the session. At this session, along with the training technique for komuz in En Belgi system created by Nurak Abdyrakhmanov, the emphasis was on preparing for the final concert. All 7 days the project participants prepared numbers for the reporting concert combining business with pleasure.

Invited guests. In the third series of classes were invited teachers and students of the Children’s Music School named after K. Orozov, Cholpon-Ata city, Umay apa Borukeyev Mayrambu and members of the Salburun Federation. Students of music school and project participants showed each other their repertoire, got acquainted and asked questions. Umai apa Borukeyeva Mairambu spoke about her gift, then she performed a ritual of purification. The biggest impression was made by the members of the Salbuurun federation, who brought the one-year-old taigan Karakush, two golden eagles Akzholtoy and Cher, as well as a peregrine falcon. The opportunity to touch the birds, feel the affection of the taigan was possible for each participant, regardless of age.

Places to visit. During the seminar,  participants were able to visit the museum of Cholpon-Ata and the Cultural Center “Ruh-Ordo” named after Ch.Aitmatova. In the museum, the project participants familiarized themselves with archaeological finds found once in the territory of the Issyk-Kul region.

Visit to the Rukh-Ordo  Center did not leave anyone indifferent. Despite the rainy weather, everyone was very passionate about the excursionist’s stories. As expected, the statue of Chingiz Aitmatov, as well as his pavilion, where you could get acquainted with his works, aroused great interest.

One of the unplanned moments was the performance of the project participants at the reporting concert of the “Guldoi jan” group in Cholpon-Ata. This performance was another preparation for the final concert.

Technique of the game. All 7 days, participants also practiced intensively the technique of playing  komuz and learned new melodies with mentor Nurak Abdrakhmanov and his student Anarkul Tynaeva. A significant contribution to the success of the seminar was made by the volunteers Abylkasymova Saykal and Aibek Kanybekov, who managed to find an individual approach to each of the participants.