Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and First President of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the opening ceremony of the celebrations dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Kazakh poet and thinker Abai Kunanbayuly.
Thus, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Nursultan Nazarbayev officially launched the anniversary events that will be held in all regions of Kazakhstan and abroad throughout 2020.
A festive concert entitled “Kazak khalky – Abaidyn khalky” (Kazakh people – the people of Abai) was held at the “Astana Opera” State Opera and Ballet Theatre.
The concert program displayed Abai’s entire musical heritage. His works were performed by national artist of the USSR and Kazakhstan Asanali Ashimov, Alibek Dnishev and Roza Rymbaeva, well-known cultural figures Maira Mukhamedkyzy, Aiman Musakhodzhayeva, Berik Aitzhanov, as well as laureates of international and national contests and young talents.