«The Bashkirs have always had the art of uzlyau, – says Rais Nizametdinov. – Any self-respecting kurai player should have mastered the art of throat singing. If the kurai player forgot his kurai at home or accidentally broke it (the instrument is very fragile!), he created melodies using uzlyau. At the competitions, which were held in several stages, the kurai player had to play several melodies, including using uzlyau, and tell its story. The traditions of uzlyau under Soviet power, when many types of national art were persecuted, were partially lost, but by the end of the XX century they were still preserved. We know that Ishmulla Dilmukhametov, Ishgali Dilmukhametov, Saifulla Dilmukhametov, Abdulla Khalfitdinov, Talip Latypov very skillfully used uzlyau, kurai players mastered throat singing. The recordings of our legendary singer Bibizada Suleimanova from Beloretsky district have been preserved. These people helped to preserve a unique layer of art. A new wave of revival began when interest in ethnic music increased in general. At the invitation of Ranis Altynbayev, who at that time worked at the center of folk art, a talented throat singer – kaichi (performer of epic works of the Turks of Siberia) Evgeny Ulugbashev came to us for master classes from Khakassia. During three days at the seminar, which brought together 25 people, mostly kurai players, he gave several lessons. He was amazed that in two days everyone present had mastered two types of throat singing. From this we can conclude that throat singing is in our blood, somewhere at the genetic level. I myself conducted a lot of master classes and noticed that Bashkirs can be taught one type of throat singing in a couple of hours, i.e., we have a clear predisposition to this».