The 3rd XJ Aken Ballad Singing Celebration opened in XJ Art Theatre on June 16th. Nuer Baikeli, deputy secretary of CPC XJ Committee, Chairman of XJ Uygur Autonomous Region made a speech at the opening ceremony.
He requires that, the relevant departments in different parts of XJ should try all out to pass on and protect Ayites，and actively create a good social environment for literary and artistic creation and healthy growth of the ethnic art workers.
SHARE HAPPINESS IN SINGING
The celebration started with the chorus of Aken's song. Several Kazak seniors sent Kazak featured food Baorsak and candies to the audience, and share the happiness with them.
XJ Aken Ballad Singing Celebration is held every 5 years. This session will last for 3 days.
Aken ballad singing, called Aken'ayites in Kazak language, is quite popular among Kazak people. It was listed among the 1st batch of Catalogue of State Intangible Cultural Heritage Works in 2006.