Kyrgyzstan 3

Ordo Sakhna is a folk ethnographic theatre that was started in 1998 with the aim of introducing and popularizing the great nomad civilization of Central Asia from paganism to Islam among the audiences worldwide. We promote the diversity, beauty and diapason of ancient musical instruments and the authentic nomad dress style while staging traditional Kyrgyz music and dance, as well as modern ballet and fashion shows. The music that Ordo Sakhna has been playing and recording possesses truly transcendental and healing quality probably in addition to or perhaps due to its ancient roots, especially compositions Ordo, Tush (Dream), Chogoino, Kyiak recorded in the Music of the Legends CD as well as Oemur (Life) recorded in the Song of Nomad CD.
Ordo Sakhna
Song of Nomad


01. Omur (Life) / B. Niazbekova / A. Maldybaev
02. Sary Oi / O.Kutmanaliev / folk
03. Karagul botom / A. Aitaliev / folk
04. Da’anyshman (Wise old love) / A. Djumabaev / M. Baetov
05. Kuidum chok (Burning) / B. Shatenov / A. Ogonbaev
06. Koshok / B. Niazbekova / folk
07. Bekbekey / D. Niazbekova / folk
08. Aitysh / D. Niazbekova, B. Shatenov / folk
09. Kyiylip turam / G. Bayzakova / K. Dosmambetova
10. Alma alam (Buy an apple) / A. Djumabaev / M. Baetov
11. Oi Bülbül (Nightingale) / B Shatenov / A. Ogonbaev
12. Gulzhan / D. Niazbekova / folk
13. Nadyndan (From Naryn) / B. Shatenov / A. Aitaliev
14. Op Maida! / choir band / folk

The folk ethnographic theater “Ordo-Sakhna” was created in 1999 and combined a group of professional musicians – graduates of the conservatory and laureates of international and regional contests. The theater is directed by film director Shamil Djaparov. The aim of the theater is to retain, develop, and popularize Kyrgyz folk heritage around the world. The originality of the Theater lies in the fact that the members’ perception of folklore is not simple enthusiasm, but a deep study of the spiritual culture of the Kyrgyz people. Meeting with the bearers of folk traditions, the artists of the Theater have managed to recreate the ancient dances “Bakshy-Biy” and “Shyrdak-Biy,” which were forgotten until recently. “Ordo-Sakhna” has gathered an exclusive collection of ancient traditional melodies and dastans (small epos), which came to us through centuries of generations. Through careful searching and experiments the musicians adapted the ancient heritage to modern society. The artists have considered every aspect of the songs and dances: detailed recreations of traditional costumes, mannerisms of motion and symbolism of gestures. With the aid of these factors they have succeeded in recreating a realistic and honest ethnographical picture of Kyrgyz culture. In 2004 year was created a social cultural educational foundation “Ordo-Sakhna” named after the artist of Kyrgyz Republic M. Nazaraliev. M. Nazaraliev – was the creator of Kyrgyz drama Music Theater. Since 1999 the Theater has recorded three CDs: The Music of the Legends in 2000, Song of Nomad in 2001 and The Flame Horses in 2007. The repertoire of the Theater is designed for a wide audience and its music ranges from the ancient archaic melodies (kuu) to folk-jazz. The Theater was broadcasted to the Kyrgyz population on national television in a TV program called Toguz-Ak.


bolingo69 said...


Your blog is looking beautiful, it is really fantastic what has happened here in so short time! I am really happy to see this work of love and committed passion. There are so much good music and information here that I must set aside more time and pop in more often! Really so much good music I want to listen to. Excellent endeavor!


Miguel said...

It's a pleasure Bo like Luobaniya :)
and soon I will be posting some music you already know, that should give you some time ... :)
We are swimming in good music and nothing can sink our boat :)

See U here & there :)