Biography

Biography
Akyn, composer and zhyrau. Apprentice and follower of the great akyn Jambul

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Azerbaev Kenen

(1884-1976)


Akyn, composer and zhyrau. Apprentice and follower of the great akyn Jambul. Has written about 150 verses set to music. Kenen was famous for his vocal qualities. He proceeded with the best traditions of the great Kazakh akyns in his works - Birzhan-sal, Akhan-sere. The main theme of Kenen Azerbaev.s works was the people.s life on the whole and the dreams and hopes of every single man. Azerbayev, possessing high civil position, took an active part in the national liberation movement in 1916. His songs of that period «Bulbul», «The year 16», «Bazar Nazar», the poems «Ali batyr», «Kyrgyzbai» inspired the participants to selfless struggle, made them proud of their land, their people. The civil, spiritual, lyrical motifs of Kenen Azerbaev.s creative activity have met universal love and respect.