Meeting with Manaschy

Meeting with Manaschy

December 13, 2017

On December 7, 2017 AUCA Library hosted a meeting with famous Manaschy Rysbai Isakov and his student Nurbek. Our guests performed excerpt from epic Manas. They told interesting facts about their unique talent of telling Manas through dreaming great heroes.

The Epic Manas is the classic centerpiece of Kyrgyz literature, and parts of it are often recited during Kyrgyz festivities by gifted people, called Manaschi. They tell the tale in a melodic chant unaccompanied by musical instruments.

The audience prepared many questions for guests. They were interested in history and argumentation of Manas between other nations. Also, during the event there was a unique chance to watch a premiere of the film by Nazira Aaly kyzy “Who is Manaschy”.

Nowadays, many researchers work on this phenomenon of telling Manas. It is a huge step in order to research and to save historical and cultural heritage.

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