The Spirit of Tengri 2019 review | Songlines
Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Spirit of Tengri 2019 review

By Jim Hickson

Jim Hickson visited the seventh edition of The Spirit of Tengri festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan to discover the wonderful - and the weird - of 'contemporary ethnic music.'

Spirit of Tengri - Svjata Vatra courtesy of

Ruslan Trochynskyi of Svjata Vatra gets down with the crowd at The Spirit of Tengri 2019. Image courtesy of

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