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Nurpeyis Bayganin, “I WILL NOT DIE…”


The honoured arts worker of Kazakh SSR, holder of the order of “Badge of Honour” Nurpeyis Bayganin is a true national pride. He was a poet, improviser, and performerzhyrau. His rich repertoire includes many epics, such as “Koblandy batyr”, “Kubygul”, “Torekhan”, “Forty heroes of Kyrym”. Ninetytwo versions of the epic “Koblandy batyr” have been preserved until our days, but the version performed by Nurpeyis Bayganin is considered to be the most picturesque, with the most detailed account of past events, richest in acts and big volume of 9300 lines.


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