National day of Day of Dombra

There are many great legends about the great Dombra, which are still remembered by many people. Teachers often tell the stories to their students but no one can tell the exact age of the instrument. Even archeologists still wonder when was the Dombra first played. It’s an unknown fact to this day. There are data stating that the Dombra exists about 2000 years ago while other data suggests that it exists longer than that. The hypotheses were made based on the results of excavations carried out in the area of ancient Khorezm where archeologists found terracotta figurines of musicians playing the string instruments. The instruments are very similar to the Kazakh Dombra.

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