Museum of steppe sounds

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In the historical downtown of Almaty, in one of the last scraps of the old Vernyi city – the former House of Officers, there is one of the most curious museums of Kazakhstan. It is the museum of musical instruments. Everything that ever sounded in the Great Steppe and pleased the ear of its inhabitants is lovingly collected here.

It is interesting that musical instruments of Kazakhs were made from materials, which were taken straight from the nature surrounding them. And craftsmen who created these instruments were renowned as much as performers. As for performers, in the steppe hierarchy they were also close by khans and sultans!

By the way, numerous instruments that were played by the most celebrated akyns (improvising singers) and kuyshi (performers) are exhibited here… 

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