The Sarytaukum folk song and dance ensemble was created in 1979 by members of the amateur group at the culture House of Akshi village of the former Kurt district of Almaty region. The first artistic director is Naurizbai Mukaramov. In 1981 Vladimir Pitersev influenced the first ensemble’s business trip to Germany. From 1983 to 2011 Kalnyaz Zhanzhigitov defended the people’s title under the leadership of Kerimbekov Nurlan in 2001, headed by Zhaslan Ramazan in 2014-2017 and Tolen Kayirgazy from 2017 to 2018. Today, Tursyn Smakov is supervising of ensemble.

7th round of The International Festival For Drums Traditional Arts