On the 29th March at 10.29am 1990 I gave birth to the most beautiful perfectly imperfect baby boy and I rejoiced. Yesterday at 11.45am 10th December 2022, my beautiful son passed away. His final battle with illness and then secondary cancer was just too much for his tired body. He was 32 years of age.IContinue reading “Final Update”
Category Archives: Music
Avi Kaplan – Bass Singer extraordinaire!
Everyone knows by now I appreciate singers who go that extra mile to delight their listeners with their voices. None is truer in that respect than Dimash Qudaibergen and for a while now I have struggled to find anyone who is even remotely comparable in vocal agility. Until I tripped across Avi Kaplan. Avi KaplanContinue reading “Avi Kaplan – Bass Singer extraordinaire!”
This is Dimash paying homage to the iconic ancestors that have founded & shaped his beloved Kazakhstan. He released this video on the 30th anniversary of the nation’s independence. He has said repeatedly that he always thinks of the day that he himself will leave the stage & join the audience. And that he wantsContinue reading “Dimash… Again…”
A Tiny Singing Phenomenon! Remember this song anyone? Cher sang it in 1966, it was written by her then husband Sonny Bono and released as an album song. I never gave it much credence as a folk/blues song until very recently when I happened upon a 7 year old Angelina Jordan who sang it asContinue reading “Angelina Jordan”
Dimash Qudaibergen: So there’s this…
In all of Dimash’s performances there is a certain indefinable quality, an excellence of sound, tone and vocalisation that you would be hard put to find anywhere else. So, in fairness, the last place you would genuinely expect to hear Dimash singing is in a Rap fusion. But that is where we find him deliveringContinue reading “Dimash Qudaibergen: So there’s this…”
Dimash Qudaibergen: One song, Four versions.
In 2017 I am Singer, Dimash performed Autumn Strong in week four of the competition. He chose a song that would resonate with the audience and Chinese people, and learned how to sing it in Chinese for them, he wanted to show his respect to the country’s people who had adopted him. His main concernContinue reading “Dimash Qudaibergen: One song, Four versions.”
Dimash Qudaibergen: Folk Music to Neo-Classical to Pop to Opera.
When we talk about versatility in musical genres we’re usually referring to one or two genres from those talented artists that can pop out of say Country music and drop into Blues/Blue Grass or even Jazz, or maybe Rap to Pop or vice versa. I’m sure there are many other genre jumps achieved by manyContinue reading “Dimash Qudaibergen: Folk Music to Neo-Classical to Pop to Opera.”
Dimash Qudaibergen: Love Songs
Three very different love songs, One Dimash! I’m taking a short break from the wealth of Folk material Dimash has in his archives (I’m aware not everyone likes folk music) to bring you three very different love songs from our musical phenomenon. The first song is Give me Love (Mahabbat Ber Magan) This song isContinue reading “Dimash Qudaibergen: Love Songs”
Dimash Qudaibergen: A Different Genre
In this post, I am looking at Dimash’s presentation and emotional impact on each song and his ability to tell his story. Dimash always infuses each song he sings with just the right amount of passion and emotion, especially when it’s a love song but when its a song taken from the folk stories ofContinue reading “Dimash Qudaibergen: A Different Genre”
Dimash Qudaibergen: Movie Theme Songs
So here we are again with a new Dimash offering, I was just wandering around on YouTube looking for music and stumbled upon this little beauty. It’s the first time I’ve seen it anywhere, so I jumped over to Dimash’s channel and there it was! From the film ‘Eternal Memories.’ ‘We cannot for the sakeContinue reading “Dimash Qudaibergen: Movie Theme Songs”