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Kyrgyz singers took the first place at the Festival of patriotic songs

Written by on Wednesday, 30 April 2014
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Quartet from Kyrgyzstan took part in the International Festival-competition of patriotic songs “Courage” in Baku (Azerbaijan) and took the first place there.

I International Festival-competition of patriotic songs “Courage” (“Отвага” in original) was held from April 21 to 24 this year in Baku. The event was organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan. The main goal of the competition is an integration of young people and increase of patriotic feelings.

Representatives of creative groups of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Moldova and Belarus also took part in the festival. Jury of the international competition consisted of prominent figures of culture and art of Azerbaijan.

The quartet from Kyrgyzstan consisted of the singers Gulzhigit Kalykov, Bek Israilov, Jenishbek uulu Stalbek and Aibek Bakytbekov.

“We performed the song of Bakyt Alisherov “Yr Mairam”, although earlier we planned to perform the song of M. Begaliev “Kyrgyzstan”. We had never sung as a quartet, and it was difficult for us. Therefore we asked the arranger Azamat Takyrbashev to help us with the song”, – Gulzhigit Kalykov said.

Photo from www.bravica.su website

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