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Samara Tokhtakunova

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Samara Tokhtakunova (a.k.a. Samarbubu Toktakunova, born on March 9 1945, in the Chui region, Kemin district) is a player from . In 1964 she graduated from the Frunze Music College. In 1963 she joined the orchestra of folk instruments directed by Karamoldo Orozov. Since 1970 she is a soloist at the Kyrgyz National Philharmonic. As a follower of the great komuzists such as Karamoldo Orozov, Toktogul Satylganov, Nizaly Boros, Ibray Tumanov and Atai Ogombaev, she became famous not only in Kyrgzystan, but also abroad. Samarbyubyu Toktakunova and her husband Chalagyz Isabaev, who directs the ensemble komuzists, showed their talents in more than 50 countries.

One of the achievements and at the same time differentiations of Samara Toktakunova as a komuz player is the ability to perform great melodies (kyuyu), accompanied by a symphony orchestra, an orchestra of folk instruments and folk ensembles. To be a soloist accompanied by orchestra requires high education and the perception of art. For example, her performance accompanied by Kyrgyz Big State Academic Symphony Orchestra by Kuboldieva and Mironovich «concert for orchestra and komuz», by Atai Ogombaeva «Mash Botha», by K. Orozova «Kokoi kesti», by N. Borosheva «Ker tolgoo», accompanied by State Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Karamoldo Orozova A. Kydyrnazarova «Kyrgyz kochu», Aydaraaly «Koyron kyuyu», by N. Borosheva «Kelinderdin erke kyuyu», «kara ozgoy».

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