Rasul Gamzatov’s popular composition with poems, music by Polad Bulbul ogly - “Dolalay”, performed in Soviet times by Muslim Magamayev, is so much in the soul of the public that it is still sung by many artists.
Listen and download the song of Eldar Zhanikayev and Alla Boychenko “Dolalay”
“Since Eldar and I became friends, we have a plan to record a joint song,” Alla says, “and one day on the way from Nalchik to Karachay-Cherkessia, when we went to an event, after long ordeals and searching a suitable track, it’s this composition that came to our mind. We chose it guided by the fact that, first, we want to do something lezginichno-dance. Because our work is not replete with such music. Secondly, it had to be something classic, but in a new way presented. The way Dolal sounds today is the idea of Eldar. He is not only a talented singer, but also a composer. I completely trust him, but because the remake is based on his ideas and inspirations.
For me, this song itself embodies the rich heritage of Soviet culture and, of course, I am very pleased and it is an honor for me to touch the material of Gamzatov and Bulbul oglu, to bring more North Caucasian music there. I hope that the audience will like our version. ”
The singer also said that this duet is only the beginning of their joint creative activity with Eldar, and soon the audience will hear their new duet composition.