Kazakh Singer Dimash Kudaibergenov Hits Perfect Tune For ‘I’m in China’
A phenomenon of Kazakh Singer Dimash Kudaibergenov may detonate Kazakhstan tourism hot, reports KazWorld.info with reference to Daily Economic News. 2017 will be the year of China tourism in Kazakhstan.
Kudaibergenov rose to fame in January when he first took part in “Singer 2017”, a singing competition TV show. His voice instantly won hearts of Chinese audiences. The number of Dimash’s fans has reached around 2 billion people worldwide. Currently Kudaibergenov tops the Top 10 show stars in China. In the sixth round of “I am Singer 2017” Kazakh national took first place.
Before he came to China one of his three wishes was to see pandas. And that came true on Saturday when he was named the ambassador for “I’m in China” in Chengdu in Southwest China’s Sichuan province, the first stop of the “I’m in China” program.“I’m in China” is a cultural exchanges project initiated by China International Communication Center and related institutions, in which foreign stars, online celebrities and volunteers will be invited to visit different places in China and experience local culture and custom. The opening ceremony of this event will be held in Chengdu on Friday. His other two wishes were taking part in the TV show and meeting Jackie Chan. Now all three have come true. But that’s not all. He even got a chance to feed pandas, received a gift from Jackie Chan and became a household name after the contest.
“I’m grateful that the visit to Chengdu provided me an opportunity of close contact with pandas. I hope I can travel across China to see its different landscapes,” said Kudaibergenov. “I love China! I’m in China.”
Apart from feeding pandas, Kudaibergenov was also invited to savor Sichuan hotpot, a famous local dish, and visit Wide and Narrow Alley, where ancient buildings dating back to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) are still preserved.
During the tour he also discovered the close cultural connection between China and Kazakhstan. “I was so impressed by the face changing art in Sichuan Opera and was surprised to see that costumes in Sichuan Opera share similar decorative designs with Kazakh dresses.”
He said he was inspired by the tour and plans to hold a concert in Chengdu, a hometown of many Chinese pop stars and winners of talent shows. “The Kazakh people are very fond of Chinese culture, and I think people here will also enjoy our Kazakh culture.”
Kudaibergenov was born in a family of singers and was the winner of the Grand Prix Slavic Bazaar 2015 in Vitebsk in Russia.
The organizer of “I’m in China” said the project is an innovative effort to introduce China to foreigners. Apart from stars like Kudaibergenov, all expats living in China are welcome to join the project and they can register through the organizer’s official WeChat account.