Note: Zhappas Qalambaev (1909-1970) from Suzak district, Shymkent Region. Merited Worker of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Original note: "A melody of Sharken. The 'kyui' 'Sharken' / instrumental. Honored Art Worker of the Kazakh SSR Zhalpas Kalambaev plays a solo on the kylkobuz." The instrument played on this piece is the 'kobyz'. There exist two spellings for the instrument which are as follows: kobyz and kobuz. Both spellings are correct. The former was used as it was the first spelling identified in the original notes.
About the session: These are recordings dubbed by Alan Lomax from Radio Moscow's collection of Kazak and Tuvan folk music. Original collector(s) unknown.
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