Biography

Biography
Dombra player, zhyrau.

Биография

Almatov Almas


Dombra player, zhyrau. Born in1957 in Kyzyl-Orda. Almatov’s native land was the cradle of his music, where formerly the great Korkyt-ata and his followers - Rustembek, Koshenei, Bidas, Shamshat and many others lived. Lessons with the composer M.Kalauov and the famous expert on folklore professor A.Konratbaev favourably affected his creative work. Almatov appeared on the stages of Moscow, Paris, Ulan-Bator, at folk festivals. Everywhere he strengthened the emotional force of his skill - the narrating tradition of Aral. Almatov performs many authors’ works, beginning from Asan-kaigy to modern Kazakhstani poets. Epic stories, glorifying the thoughts, hopes and expectations of people, have great emotional force. A.Almatov continues the traditions of this original folk art - the art of zhyrau.