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February 5 2016

Concert dedicated to memory of famous dombrist and conductor Ryspai Gabdiev at Makhambet Theatre

Today, February 5, at 6:00pm the concert dedicated to the memory of the famous dombrist and conductor Ryspai Gabdiev will be held at Drama Theatre named after Makhambet.


December 9 2015

​Tomorrow local popular singer Akmaral Mashimova back on stage after 10 year break

Akmaral Mashimova –popular singer from Atyrau, she was the first to perform the anthem of the city created by local composer Bolat Kokhamanov and poetess Marzhan Ershuova in 1996. At the peak of her fame she suddenly disappeared from the stage and now after 10 years to long-awaited pleasure of the admirers of her talent she will be performing at the Drama theatre stage tomorrow on December 10 at 19:00 hrs.


October 19 2015

Krasnoyarsk «Millenium» circus is in town!

For the first time big circus arena from Krasnoyarsk arrives to Atyrau! FIND the COUPON in Ak Zhaik newspaper published on October 15 and RECEIVE the DISCOUNT of 1000 tenge!


October 15 2015

Medieval Saraishyk will be re-created

“Medieval Saraishyk" project is ready for re-creation. The ancient settlement Saraidzhuk, founded in the 13th century, will not be re-built, but its "copy" will be re-created within one and a half kilometers from the old settlement.


October 5 2015

September 30 2015

​How we are going to celebrate the City Day

According to the tradition Atyrau will celebrate the City Day at the beginning of October. The festive program is very rich and varied:


September 29 2015

​550th anniversary of Kazakh khanate celebrated in Saraishyk

Celebration dedicated to the 550th anniversary of formation of the Kazakh khanate was held in Saraishyk village on the square next to the Mausoleum built in honour of seven khans that were buried here. State and public figures, scientists-turcologists from Russia, China, India and other countries, cultural figures and men of arts, foreign guests participated at the event.


July 8 2015

Orchestra to stage concert on the Ural River bank tonight

Tonight, July 8, at 8:00pm the Atyrau folk orchestra named after Dina Nurpeisova will stage a concert on the embankment of the Ural River (on the pier near Sanatoriy).

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June 17 2015

Buried warrior of Oguz period uncovered in Atyrau

A buried warrior of Oguz period was uncovered in Terekty area of Atyrau region.


June 16 2015

​Timur Bekmambetov - Director of BEN-HUR's remake visited his home town Atyrau

Famous director and producer who was born in Atyrau and graduated from school named after Kirov, once left to study at the university and later became famous outside of Kazakhstan. Occasionally he returns to his small homeland to visit his numerous relatives and to honor the memory of his mother who is buried here. He also visited the office of “Atyrau Zharyk" (local power company) where his father worked for many years. Power engineering specialists established a memorial board in memory of his father - Nuruakhit Bekmambetov and showed it to his famous son.


June 12 2015

​Atyrau beaches like in Antalya?

On June 20, in Atyrau the beach season will be officially opened. We've learnt that two beaches in the city – one near sports center FOK and another one in Zhilgorodok are not only ready to receive the first vacationers, but also are going to pleasantly surprise them.


June 8 2015

​Monument to Afghan War Soldiers unveiled in Atyrau

In Atyrau after 26 years of Soviet troops withdrawal from Afghanistran monument was unveiled to Afghan war soldiers.


June 4 2015

​Saltanat Akhmetova - Opera Singing Sensation

Saltanat Akhmetova, the soloist of “Astana Opera", became the sensation after her victory in “Big Opera" Russian television project where among the members of the jury was Elena Obraztsova herself.


May 14 2015

​At Stephane and Chantal de Mahieu's musical evening (+photos)

At the end of April in the cozy lounge room of Stephane and Chantal de Mahieu's house, a big audience of expats and Kazakhs gathered consisting mostly of their friends and colleagues for a small chamber musical concert. For the “first part" of the concert, local professional musicians had been invited, and the second part was a wonderful surprise with the performance of the hosts Stephane and Chantal who as it appeared, are not only great admirers of the Kazakh music, genuinely interested in Kazakh folk music.. but also good music amateurs, who understand the music canons....


May 12 2015

​Rain cancelled lessons at schools

The head of education department of Atyrau Nursaule Sailauova informed that on May 12 due to plentiful rainfall all schools and kindergartens of Atyrau will be closed for one day.


April 30 2015

​Atyraulians grieve the death of a popular Kazakh artist Batyrkhan Shukenov

Commemoration meeting of Batyrkhan Shoukenov, popular Kazakh singer and composer was held in the evening of April 29 at Issatai and Makhambet Square in Atyrau.


March 27 2015

Toni Turi sang legendary Kazakh song "Balkadisha" at San Remo

The Italian engineer Tony Turi (former Agip employee) about whom we wrote several times in our newspaper ("The Ambassador of the Neapolitan song in Atyrau", etc.) who decided to change his career of the oil engineer to the singing career, started his rising to musical stardom here, in Atyrau, and he stepped onto the international stage with the Kazakh folk song "Balkadisha" that he sang at San Remo.doc last month. Tony participated in a selection round where he sang our "Balkadisha". It would be interesting to track Tony's evolution as a singer ….

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March 26 2015

Alternative Nauryz celebration in Saraishyk village

On March 23 the residents of the small Saraishyk village celebrated Nauryz- the Coming of Spring or Kazakh New Year not in a usual way, at the cost of the local budget, but this event could be truly called an "alternative" celebration of Nauryz.


March 20 2015

Concert dedicated to 90th anniversary of Nurgisa Tlendiev will take place on Makhambet Drama Theatre stage

On March 28, Saturday, at 5 pm, the festive concert dedicated to the 90th anniversary of a prominent Kazakh composer and musician Nurgisa Tlendiev will take place at Atyrau Makhambet Drama theater.


February 26 2015

American cello rock band to play rock'n'roll in Atyrau

On March 8, in the House of Culture named after Kurmangazy (in Zhilgorodok) an American cello rock group “Break of Reality” will give a free concert. The event is organized by the U.S. Embassy.


February 24 2015

Celebrated New year on a lunar calendar

On February 21, in the House of Culture named after Kurmangazy (in Zhilgorodok) the Korean ethno-cultural center celebrated Solnal holiday - New Year on a lunar calendar.


February 23 2015

Maslenitsa festival

On February 22, in the last day of Maslenitsa (Butter Week before Lent), the Atyraulians organized folk festivals.


February 17 2015

“Classical music evening” concert on Feb. 19

On February 19, at 7:00pm in House of Culture named after Kurmangazy in Zhilgorodok a concert - “Classical music evening” will be held. Atyrau Academic Folk Instruments Orchestra named after Dina Nurpeissova will perform the music pieces by Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Rossini, Mozart, Gounod, etc. Famous Atyrau soloists Marzhan Torekhanova, Ella Kurtieva, Amanzhan Baisagariev and others will perform at the concert. The chief conductor of the orchestra is Orak Zhaurov.


February 5 2015

Forgotten melody for a trombone

In the regional philharmonic hall named after N. Zhanturin the new musical band - light music orchestra has been created. The head of the orchestra is the jazzman Alexei Nazarikov from the neighboring Astrakhan, who in various years played with famous American jazz musicians such as Nicholas Beard, Dennis Rowland, Mandy Gaines and Tekora Rogers.


December 25 2014

Atyrau Dina Nurpeissova's orchestra won the hearts of Parisians

The Atyrau Academic orchestra of national instruments named after Dina Nurpeissova returned from France, where it gave three concerts within the framework of the Cultural Days of Kazakhstan in France.