Today the 20th International Festival of Creative Youth “Shabyt” starts – The Department of Culture and Sports of Nur-Sultan city

Today the 20th International Festival of Creative Youth “Shabyt” starts


From 3 to 7 November the XXth International Festival of Creative Youth “Shabyt” will be held in Astana, the media center of the capital akimat reports.

“Applications for participation in the festival were filed by 515 people. The capital will be represented by one hundred participants at the contest, the rest will come from regions of Kazakhstan and foreign countries such as Uzbekistan, Russia, Bashkortostan, Latvia, Armenia”, – Narima Mukhambetalina, Deputy head of the Department of Culture, Archives and Documentation reported.

Contestants will compete in the categories of the festival: “Classical Music”, “Fine Art”, “Folk Music”, “Circus Art”, “Best Literary Work”, “Acting Skill”.

According to N. Mukhambetalina, the festival will be held in the significant cultural sites of Astana: the Palace of Independence, the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, the Kazakh State Musical and Drama Theater named after. Kuanyshbaev, the «Zhastar» Palace, the capital Circus and the Library.

The jury included well-known figures of culture and art from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Yakutia, Armenia, Serbia, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Russia, Macedonia, USA, Jordan, Italy.

Recall that the International Festival of Creative Youth “Shabyt” this year is held already a jubilee, 20th time. During the existence of the festival, more than 10 thousand participants took part in it in different genres of art.

Grand prix of the festival was won by the popular Kazakh comedian Tursynbek Kabatov, akyn Kalkaman Sarin, ballet dancer Aigerim Beketayeva, opera singer Aigul Niyazova, “Melomen” group, Asha Matai, famous singer and composer Kairat Baekenov and other famous creative persons.