Aida Zhakhanbek

Musician from Almaty/Kazakhstan living and studying in Sheffield/Great Britain now.

Aida is a Dombra player, singer and composer.

She has been learning Kazakh folk and classical music since the age of six. She studied dombra at the Kulyash Baiseitova Republican Secondary Specialized Music School and graduated with distinction. Now Aida is studying performance and composition at the University of Sheffield.

As well as dombra, she plays a variety of other Kazakh folk instruments including jetigen, sazsyrnai, shankobyz, kylkobyz and percussion.

Aida is a founding member of the Ethno-Folk Duo ‘Kos arna’ and enjoys exploring different musical traditions and styles.

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