Romania, Brazil and Argentina mark Abai’s 175th birth anniversary
A chamber orchestra in Romania performed musical compositions of Abai. The masterpieces of the great Kazakh poet were performed in the historic capital of Transylvania, in the city of Cluj-Napoca. The instrumental concert took place as part of the Days of Kazakh Culture in Romania. The Romanian chamber orchestra posted the video of their performance of Abai’s musical compositions on its social media account in order to acquaint more residents of the European country with his creative legacy. The video instantly gained nearly 5,000 views.
The 175th anniversary of Abai Kunanbaiuly was also marked on the other continent, in South America, Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press office reported. Kazakh Embassy in Brazil, together with the Kazakh cultural center in the city of Rosario, Argentina, organized a video conference. An online event was attended by government officials, representatives of academic and business circles of South American nations, diplomatic representatives, media and volunteers. All of them showed great interest in Abai’s works and proposed to establish and develop a relationship between the cultural center ‘Abai Alemi’ (The World of Abai), which should open in the future, and similar institutions in the countries of South America. They also proposed to organize scientific symposia, literary evenings and exhibitions dedicated to the life and work of the great Kazakh philosopher.