Winners of the Festival “Children in the Rhythm of the World” took part in the Gala- concert at the UNESCO HQ, Paris

In 2017, within the framework of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the accession of the Republic of Kazakhstan to UNESCO and the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UNESCO Club movement, the 2nd Festival of Creative Youth of Kazakhstan “Children in the Rhythm of the World” was held.

This wide scale and unique project covered more than 2,500 participants aged 12-17, who applied for traditional nominations of the contest: vocal, instrumental and choreographic art.

A competent jury composed of leading teachers and artists of our country, regardless of the established regulations of 18 finalists, selected 24 final contestants.

From 3 to 10 October in Almaty, the final of the II Festival of the creative youth of Kazakhstan “Children in the rhythm of the World” was held. Children that arrived from different parts of our country were expecting an entertaining and rich program. As a part of master classes in selected educational areas, creative mentors prepared the finalists for the final concert, passing on their knowledge and experience. In addition, as a part of the project, children could also enjoy various trainings on leadership, stage skills and, of course, the cultural program.

A distinctive feature of the II Festival “Children in the rhythm of the world” was the performance of the finalists, accompanied by the leading Symphony Orchestra of the Akim of Almaty and with the support of the well-known artists and groups.

All the finalists were awarded commemorative diplomas and gifts from the organizers and partners of the project, and the top 8 contestants received the coveted ticket to the European stage in Paris. On October 17 in Paris (France) the winners of the Festival “Children in the rhythm of the world” in the framework of the presentation of the Kazakhstani State Programme “Rukhani Zhangyru” performed at the grand gala concert at UNESCO headquarters. On the same stage with popular national artists, including Dimash Kudaibergenov, Sundet Baygozhin, Saltanat Akhmetova, the legendary orchestra named after Kurmagazy, the theater “Astana Ballet” and many others – young participants presented diverse culture and art of Kazakhstan to the international community.

The main goal of the festival is to support gifted young artists of Kazakhstan who are just starting to realize their creative potential. Due to ethnic diversity of our country, the scale and scope of the project itself is a vivid example of the convergence of cultures and the diversity of cultural expressions through children’s art.

The organizer of the festival “Children in the rhythm of the world” was the Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Clubs together with the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan- Elbasy and with a broad support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan.