Kyrgyz Musical instruments

Travelling in Kyrgyzstan on rented car you will see the main peculiar feature of the Kyrgyz people is their love to musical instruments. It is well-known that in the past everything was going from generation to generation in an oral way. In the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan you will be told a lot of legends and myths of the country that all were passed down through generatios. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan there is a great opportunity for you to take into account the fact that there is testimony of the Kyrgyz oral culture - epic Manas. It was recorded only in the 20th century, and was created in 16-17th centuries. The epic is known to be the biggest one in the entire globe with 500,000 lines of text. Soviet researchers decided to record the epic during their tours in Kyrgyzstan.

At the same time travelling in Kyrgyzstan on the car for renting you have an opportunity to make a witness of the people who retell the epic - manaschi. They are known to be able to transmit it without any interruption, due to it may last for more than 3 days and even weeks. Moreover there are men who are able to make a clear improvisation - akyns. Some of these actions are made with or without musical sounding on the background. In case you travel in Kyrgyzstan we advise you to make a witness of the performance with the sounding of such instruments as komuz, temir-komuz, kyl-kyak, core, sorny, choor and zhetigen.

During tours in Kyrgyzstan it is possible to see and understand that music in the country is created with the meaning of various everyday actions or significant events. You will be totally amazed by skills of musicians which you can an opportunity to listen to in the course of a tour in Kyrgyzstan.



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