MMM - Kazakhstan Wins in Tashkent

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Saturday, 11. October 2014 to Sunday, 12. October 2014

MMM - this was how the bard’s group from Shymkent called at the international festival of art song Autumn chord held in Tashkent. They are Maksat Rysimbetov, Myrzamurat Kusherbayev and Mars Sadykov. 

This is not just because the Shymkent guys are friendly and sociable with everyone that gives them the unique ability to rally around themselves large teams of like-minded people, but also because they remain out of competition at the scene and take all prizes in various categories, as usual and by a long-standing tradition of Shymkent.

So, Tashkent’s Autumn chord became one more conquered musical Olympus for them. The three of them came to the Festival and all three won the competition. Maksat Rysimbetov, a composer, musician, poet, leader of the popular in his hometown Phonograph band, won first place at the Festival in the nomination Composer. On stage, Maksat performed a song based on a poem Birthday of the poet Alexander Kushner. 

Myrzamurat Kusherbayev, a poet, musician, author of own collections of poems, repeated winner of Grand Prix of international festivals of art songs, got first place in the nomination Author. Myrzamurat performed his philosophical song Address to... It is about Vladimir Vysotsky. However, if you're interested, here it is:

Tell me -

I have long been passing under your bar.

Painfully high it is raised. It’s painful,

Why still in your world I find,

Blind spots, big fairly?

Questions -

Answers, alas, no one can find.

But what a riddle without mystery in kurzhun?

What's the point to know where to get, how to get,

If darkness looks at the world, long mad.

Wind-shepherd is hustling the cloud herds.

Fluffy. Soft. They mix in thunderclouds...

The sun’s burning light goes out after them,

But the wind does not care, it's smarter and mightier.

Tell me -

What blue horizons you watched,

And saw there such ugliness?

That conscience and honor were suddenly out of work?

And nobleness already has gone out of fashion?

The years –

Alas, did not disclose their eternal secret.

Where? Based on what the notorious Brotherhood?

Since there’s no peace in the plague stricken world,

And the dance of the death is getting more guilty pleasure.

Wind-shepherd is hustling the cloud herds.

Fluffy. Soft. They mix in thunderclouds...

The sun’s burning light goes out after them,

But the wind does not care, it's smarter and mightier.

Well, but who would reason, teach him?

Tell me, a long time I come to you questioning...

Mars Sadykov, a climber, musician, director of the Museum of Vladimir Vysotsky in Shymkent, does not write his own lyrics and music, but performs songs of Vysotsky, Mitiaev and other famous bards with his own charismatic . He also won first place for the song A star fell on my hand of Alexander Dolsky in the nomination Artist.

These wandering between bard festivals heroes are long known by many people and they are awaited as the best friends. Guys are united not only by the love of music and poetry and long-standing friendship, but also by the humorous Shymkent club Cockroach elite, and the project Nostalgia, that is successfully carried out by the Phonograph band the second decade already.

They are different not only by their musical or poetic talent, but also by the special power of open soul that makes each of their performance alive, sincere and inspiring. 

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