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Partners of the project / Sources of information

In creating this Web resource we have been assisted by our partners. For assistance in the preparation of materials, in the organization and conduct of photo shoots, cooperative and valuable recommendations, we would like to express our gratitude to the following individuals and organizations:

Mr. Asylbek Nasirdinov, Manager of the folklore ensemble “Saamal”– for invaluable and multifaceted assistance in collecting text, for providing his own musical instruments for pictures, for the collection of MP3 files for the MP3-archive Section and for the continuous readiness to do more than was asked.

Mr. Rysbek Jumakunov
, composer and conductor, Artistic Manager of the folklore-ethnographical ensemble “Kambarkan”, at the Kyrgyz State Philharmonic named after Toktogul Satylganov for permission to organize the photo session in their rehearsal hall and for providing musical instruments from the Ensemble's collection for shooting.

Mr. Sovietjan Asankadyr, director, and Mr. Bolotbek Tilebaliev, teacher (the Art School # 1 under the Municipality of Bishkek), for permission to photograph musical instruments belonging to the school.

The administration of the Shubin Children's Musical School
for providing additional information and their preparedness for cooperation.

We express our special gratitude to Mrs. Yekaterina Luzanova and Mr. Kamchybek Dyushaliev, authors of the textbook “Kyrgyz Folk Musical Creativity”, for permission to use materials from their extensive work on the site.