Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly

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Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly
Kurmangazy equestrian statue in Astrakhan, Russia.
Background information
Genres Instrumental music
Folk music
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Dombyra
Kurmangazy's mausoleum

Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev (Kazakh: Құрманғазы Сағырбайұлы; Russian: Курмангазы Сагырбаев; 1823–1896) was a Kazakh composer, instrumentalist, and folk artist.[1]

He was born in 1823 in the Bukey Horde (nowadays Zhanakala District, West Kazakhstan Region). He is buried in the Astrakhan region of Lower Volga in today's Russian Federation.[2]


Sagybraev image has been used on the 5 Kazakhstani Tenge banknote in 1993 and on a Khazakh stamp in 1998.[3]