Kara Jorga, Kazakh style!

Қара Жорға (Qara Jorga) is a popular dance song in Kazakhstan. My first connection with it is when my infant host brother was trained to perform it for houseguests. Snapping his little fingers and moving around, he’d dance around on his little toes and everyone would clap and give him…

Translating the Kara Jorga song

Қара Жорға (Qara Jorga) is a popular dance song in Kazakhstan. You can see a great “traditionalized” version made by Kazakhs in China below: So watching this on TV recently during the spring Nauruz holidays, I decided to try and translate it. I’ll talk more about the song in…