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The dombra is a long-necked lute popular in Central Asian nations. The instrument shares some of its characteristics with the Turkic komuz. The dutar of Turkmenistan is also closely related.It has wooden frame (its length is 1000-1300 millimeters) and two strings(www.orchestra.kz) Dombra is the sole of kazakh people. It can show the most deep feelings and experience , also console in diffcult minutes of trouble. The instrument differs slightly in different regions. The Kazakh dombra has frets and is played by strumming with the hand or plucking each string individually, with an occasional tap on the main surface of the instrument. While the strings are traditionally made of sinew, modern domburas are usually produced using nylon strings.Dombyra-wisdom of people. Many of kuis are played with Dombra.From these kuis we can hear life experience of our ancestors, history of dramatical events , they bring knowledge about nature, philosophical views of humanity from generation to generation. Read more...



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Stamp of Kazakhstan devoted to S. Seyfullin, 2005
Saken Seyfullin С?кен Сейфуллин (15 October 1894 – 28 February 1939) was a pioneer of modern Kazakh literature, poet and writer, and national activist. Founder and first head of the Union of Writers of Kazakhstan, he was the author of controversial literature calling for greater independence of Kazakhs from Soviet and Russian power. He met repression and was executed in 1939.Seyfullin was born 15 October 1894 in a nomadic settlement in what is today Karagandy Province.From 1905 to 1908, Seyfullin studied in a Russian-Kazakh school in the Spassk brass works. He went on to study in Akmola in the primary parish school and the Akmola three-class city school. In addition, he taught Russian at a Muslim madrasah. In August 21 of 1913, Seifullin entered the Omsk teaching seminarium. His first article was published in the November edition of Ay Qap magazine. It was at this time that he began to be spied upon by the Omsk , the secret police. Read more...