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The online meeting dedicated to 90 year anniversary of Mukagali Makatayev

  On 19 February 2021 the following online evening took place. Employees of AEO “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools” had long awaited the evening dedicated to 90 year anniversary of the outstanding Kazakh poet, playwright, laureate of Kazakhstan State award and nominee of the “Poet of the Century” award Mukagali Makatayev. Thanks to the great poet, Shakespeare’s sonnets and Dante’s “The Divine Comedy” were translated into Kazakh.
  The guests of the “Inspiration” programme were the poet’s son Juldyz Makatayev and his wife Bakytgul Makatayeva – chairperson of the International Foundation named after Mukagali Makatayev.
  What was the poet’s childhood look like? Who impacted on Mukagali to become a poet? What were the relationships between father and son? Juldyz Makatayev answered to all these questions. With great pleasure, Bakhytgul Makatayeva spoke about the work of the Mukagali Makatayev International Foundation, about the museum and the publication of the poet's encyclopedia. Bakhytgul Makatayeva also spoke about the joint work of the poet with the composer Nurgisa Tlendiyev. "Sarzhaylau", "Bolmasyn, sogys bolmasyn", "Dariga, dombyramdy bershi mahan", "Esine meni algaisyn" and many other songs were the result of their creative union. The poet’s children showed the audience a unique manuscript and diary of Mukagali Makatayev.
  An excellent conclusion of the evening was the poems "Japyrak zhurek zhas kayiyk", "Pay, pay, mir" read by Bakhytgul Makataeva.
 Kulyash Shamshidinova, Chairperson of the Board of AEO “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools”, noted the importance of the cultural and spiritual heritage left by M. Makatayev. Each evening held in the framework of the “Inspiration” project inspires and contributes to the spiritual development of each spectator.
  The evening watchers thanked the guests and host Abai Kalshabek for the interesting conversation.
  The online evening was attended by over 600 participants. For everyone interested in the life and work of the poet, the recording is available on the YouTube channel of the Center of Excellence



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