Meditation Space by Saodat Ismailova

Location: Fridericianum Saodat Ismailova


From time immemorial, the Kazakh instrument Qobyz has contributed to healing and meditation in nomadic cultures. Shamans enter into a trance by making sounds on a sacred instrument, and treat people’s ailments. The sound of the Qobyz has a unique deep timbre and is similar to a human voice. The sound of the sacred instrument can influence the human state of mind and body. lumbung artist Saodat Ismailova invites visitors to a group meditation. Her Meditation Space is a circular area where the performer will sit in the middle of the space and play kuis, traditional Kazakh pieces, on a Qobyz. Visitors can lie down on korpeshe (mattresses), close their eyes, and relax.

Invited guest

Tokzhan Karatai


Saodat Ismailova

Friedrichsplatz 18, 34117 Kassel



Location: Fridericianum Saodat Ismailova


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