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Bayzakov Issa

Bayzakov Issa

Bayzakov Issa
Issa Bayzakov - an outstanding Kazakh poet improvisator - was born on October 3, 1900 in Ulguli village of the Irtysh area. Since the childhood Issa was surrounded by the atmosphere of creativity thanks to original interest and love to art of his father Bayzak and mother Gaziza. Issa's mother died when he was 9 years old, then the boy was brought up by his grandmother Zhanbala, a remarkable singer and a storyteller. 
Among his peers he was a recognized leader, was allocated with dexterity, quickness, a pungency of wit. Riding became his passion. There was nobody equal to him. Issa's peers admired him, tried to imitate and be resemble in everything.
Youth of the poet was during the first imperialistic war which Russia was involved in too. Issa, his father and brother Mussa were called for rear works. They came back home only after autocracy crash.
After the war the new stage in the spiritual development begins for Issa. He learned Arab and Russian writing, engaged in self-education, took active part in public life of the area.
In 1920 he wrote a play Volostnoy that had a big success in the autumn of 1921 in a building of a Kyzylzhar mosque.
In 1921 Issa studied in Semipalatinsk. After returning to a native aul he inspired young people to build a school. 
In 1920-s Issa Bayzakov was one of the first organizers of the Kazakh national theater. He was an actor, a singer, an improvisator, a musician. He played main roles in M. Auezov's early plays Enlik-Kebek and Baibishe tokal, staged at the first Kazakh national theater.
Issa Bayzakov was the author of a number of the epic works: Beauty Kuralay (1925), «The fairy tale of the shepherd» (1926), «In the foothills of Altay» (1939), the Caucasus (1941), «Ak bope» (1945). The ideals of humanity, good and justice are sung in them.
In days of war Bayzakov acted as the singer propagandist, singing the poems got by patriotic pathos. During the same period he also fruitfully worked as a composer. 
I.Bayzakov's creativity was investigated in works of the Kazakh literary critics such as E.Ismailov, M. Hasenova, R. Berdibayev.
Issa Bayzakov died in 1946.