Stories from the sand and the Armenian duduk
Unusual in its beauty concert was conducted on March 16 in Bishkek. The Armenian musical band Argishty has visited the city with its famous performance on duduk. Performance was accompanied by the sensuous sand show of Marina Sosnina.
Large Hall of the National Philharmonic named after T. Satylganov was filled to capacity. Kyrgyz citizens came to see the show with their whole families with young children who were watching beautiful performance with acute fascination.
Duduk in Armenian means “soul of the apricot tree”. UNESCO proclaimed the Armenian duduk and its music as a Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. And at that very moment when Argishty touched the instrument, it bloomed with a heartfelt and touching melody. Armenian duduk spellbound by the depth of its sound from the first second, got into the heart of everyone.
In its program the musical band performed not only traditional Armenian folk and oriental melodies, but also they own compositions.
Music was accompanied by the sand show of Marina Sosnina. Touching and sensationally she was creating different stories from the sand. Pictures of the artist embodied the meaning and depth of the playing music, and the audience enthusiastically watched the stories about love, family and the mysteries of nature.
“If you want to tell a story on the sand, you need to understand how the image will transform into another one. This requires constant practice”, – Marina Sosnina says.
For many years she is the head of the sand animation studio, which was started as a center for the development of children’s creative abilities. Today Marina educates a generation of teachers, conducts master classes, and continues to present her wonder-tales from sand to the audience.