Note: Garifulla Kurmangaliev (1909-1993) from Ural Region, West Kazakhstan, opera singer and well-known performer of traditional folk songs, People's Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Nurpeiis Baighanin (1860-1945), well-known aqyn and zhyrshy (epic storyteller and song performer). Lyrics by Baighanin.
About the session: These are recordings dubbed by Alan Lomax from Radio Moscow's collection of Kazak and Tuvan folk music. Original collector(s) unknown.
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