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Aitysh, Aitys, Art of Improvisation


Language: English

Aitysh/Aitys is a contest between two people on poetry improvisation spoken or sung with music from traditional instruments like the Kazakh dombra. The audience chooses the topics and the contestant who demonstrates the best musical skills, rhythm, originality and wit wins. Aitysh/Aitys is a popular cultural component and identity marker of bearer communities in multi-ethnic societies of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, featuring at local festivities or nationwide events often to raise important social issues. Transmission is from older to younger generations.


on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature


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Place/region: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2015 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Director: Zhusubaliev Ergesh
Publisher: Kyrgyztan National Commission for UNESCO
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Rights: Kyrgyztan National Commission for UNESCO
 

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Original: Video.AVI
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-RL-2015-0099700022
Source ref.: DOC:0099700022; CAND:00997
Rights holder: UNESCO; Kyrgywztan National Commission for UNESCO