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Batyrkhan Shukenov

Batyrkhan Shukenov

Soviet singer, composer and saxophonist (1962-2015)

(Kazakh Batyrkhan Kamaluly Shukenov, Batyrhan Qamaluly Shúkenov; May 18, 1962, Kyzyl-Orda, Kazakh SSR, USSR - April 28, 2015, Moscow, Russia) - Soviet, Kazakh and Russian pop singer, musician, saxophonist, composer. Honored Art Worker of Kazakhstan (2010). UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in Kazakhstan (2009-2015). One of the founders and soloist of the Kazakh-Russian musical pop group A'Studio, in which he gained wide popularity (1987-2000). After leaving the group in the fall of 2000, he took up a solo career.

In the fall of 2000, Batyrkhan Shukenov decided to leave the group[5] and return to ethnic music. He took up a solo project under his own short name "Batyr". One of the authors of his new repertoire was Pavel Yesenin (Hi-Fi, Shura).

In 2002, Shukenov released his first solo album Otan Ana (Native Land) in the Kazakh language.

In 2005, he participated in the 1st semi-final of the Russian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, which took place in the capital of Ukraine - Kyiv. With the song "Your Steps", according to the voting results, he took 7th place and did not go to the finals of the national selection.

In 2002 he was awarded the Certificate of Honor of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


April 6, 2022

Baurzhan Shukenov: “The main thing for us is the audience''

May 18, 1962
Batyrkhan Shukenov was born in Republic of Kazakhstan.


Further Resources


Premiere of the film Batyr: legacy


There was loneliness in Batyr's life - Baurzhan Shukenov about his brother


November 4, 2020

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