Kazakh Singer Dimash Kudaibergen Sings In New Chinese Film

Dimash Kudaibergen Sings In New Chinese Film

Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen, a rising foreign star in China’s music circles, will soon be heard singing in a Chinese film.

Born in Kazakhstan in 1994, he won several awards in his country. But Kudaibergen became known to people in China only after participating in the Hunan TV reality show, Singer 2017, in January. In two months he has gathered more than 3.3 million fans on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter.

Kudaibergen has recorded the theme song in Taiwan director Leste Chen’s new film, Battle of Memories, a sci-fi story set in 2025. The film’s protagonist, played by veteran actor Huang Bo, accidently gets a serial killer’s memory that drags him into a thrilling adventure.

Dimash Kudaibergen Sings In New Chinese Film

Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen [Photo provided to China Daily]

Kudaibergen sang the song at a promotional event for the film in Beijing on Thursday. “I feel so lucky,” he said of his involvement in the film.

It was difficult for him to record the song as he speaks little Mandarin, but Kudaibergen is learning the language, he added.

The song has been composed by Song Bingyang, a well-known composer, and it was written by award-wining musician Yao Ruo-long.

Dimash Kudaibergen Sings In New Chinese Film

Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen (right) and the director Leste Chen of Battle of Memories. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Since the song’s video was released online on March 31, it has been watched more than 2 million times on streaming site Miaopai.

Battle of Memories will be released on the mainland on April 28.

Dimash Kudaibergen Sings In New Chinese Film

Based on reporting by China press

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