Nur-Sultan Will Host the Premiere of “Qaiqaya Shapqan Qarager” Music Poem – The Department of Culture and Sports of Nur-Sultan city

Nur-Sultan Will Host the Premiere of “Qaiqaya Shapqan Qarager” Music Poem


On May 20, a premiere of “Qaiqaya Shapqan Qarager” folk music poem dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the Kazakh Ospan Batyr will be held on the stage of the State Academic Philharmonic Society of Nur-Sultan Akimat.

Ospan-Batyr (1899–1951) was the leader of the national liberation movement for the independence of East Turkestan in the first half of the twentieth century. He died tragically in 1951: shot by the Chinese Communists.

Zhadi Shakenuly, the explorer of Ospan-Batyr’s life, writes as follows about him: “Ospan Batyr was an outstanding person who fought for the freedom of the Kazakhs. During that time, he directly or indirectly influenced the lives of the peoples of the countries such as the Soviet Union, the United States of America, Mongolia and China. The authorities of these countries considered the opinion of Ospan-Batyr. This suggests not only that he was a batyr. The way he agitated the international community already says that he was not a simple person”. Ospan-Batyr himself said: “I am ready to make a deal with the devil for the sake of a Kazakh”.

Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Tursynkhan Zaken will act as the scriptwriter for folk musical poem “Qaiqaya Shapqan Qarager” folk music poem, the director is the Honored Figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bolat Uzaqov. The evening will be held involving participation of Saryarka Folk Music Ensemble supervised by Togzhan Zhakhin.

The evening is held within “Rukhani Zhangyru” program in order to preserve, develop and promote the historical and cultural heritage.