Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa, Almaty

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Explore the musical traditions of Kazakhstan at Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa. You'll come across over 40 musical instruments originating from Kazakhstan and surrounding nations, in addition to the personal dombras--a type of popular string instrument--of renowned poets and performers. Modern exhibits with an interactive twist will engage you in the traditional sights and sounds, letting you compose your own piece with samples of each instrument. On Fridays the museum hosts live folk performances. A visit to Museum of Folk Music Instruments named after Yihlasa represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Almaty itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Right next to the heroes monument and a stone throw away from the church ( location is very central), this museum is not often visited- perhaps it was my timing. A great little stroll around the displ...  more »
  • The museum is located within the Panfilov Park it is a good place to learn local culture and their music instruments. They have some similarity with Mongols.  more »
  • We stopped in at the Museum of Folks Music Instruments … Yihlasa in Almaty about a week ago and it was culturally awesome. Having been raised on a lot of Canadian folk music we have an appreciation fo...  more »