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‘The Six Octave Man’ from Kazakhstan Coming To New York

By Aygul Ospanova October 19, 2019


Dinmukhamed Kudaibergen, better known as “Dimash,” is one of Kazakhstan’s most talented and up-and-coming singers and considered a source of national pride.

Kazakhstani singer Dimash Kudaibergen, dubbed “The Six Octave Man,” has announced this week a new concert that will take him to the United States late this year.

“I am happy to show the world our culture through the Arnau Tour Envoy show,” Kudaibergen said Thursday, according to a report by Informburo. “The audience in New York will be able to get acquainted with the indigenous Kazakh art in a modern interpretation. That is what we are working on now with our team.”

The newly announced show will take place in December in Barclays Center, a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that competes with other facilities in the area, including Madison Square Garden in Manhattan and Prudential Center in Newark.

Dimash has never performed in the United States before, so this will mark his first performance in New York City. Tickets for the new show have already gone on sale to the general public since Sunday, October 13.

Kudaibergen’s first concert to be held in North America is organized by Kazakhstan’s Culture and Sports Ministry as part of the events aimed at celebrating Kazakhstan Cultural Days in the United States. Organizers said this would be a “cosmic show” featuring Kazakhstani authentic culture mixed with high art.

“The keynote of the new show is the ‘cosmic theme’ of the infinity of the universe. The show will feature both old hits and new works that were created for this program. Dimash will perform songs in Kazakh, English, Russian and Chinese languages,” reads the statement released by the ministry.

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan’s and Central Asia’s leading ballet company, Astana Ballet will also join the upcoming show in New York. Launched in 2012, the Astana Ballet has so far performed in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Beijing, Paris, Vienna, Seoul, Budapest, Baku, Minsk, New York, Tokyo, Warsaw, and Brussels. It first performed in New York in 2015.

Dinmukhamed Kudaibergen, better known as “Dimash,” is one of Kazakhstan’s most talented and up-and-coming singers and considered a source of national pride. He has received multiple awards in the region and recognized by the country’s government for strengthening the unity of Kazakhstan’s citizens.

The 25-year-old singer from Kazakhstan is known for his wide vocal range of six octaves, from D2 to D8 (and 6 octaves and 5 semitones, from A1 to D8, including chest voice with vocal fry). This spans from below the bottom of the bass range to far beyond the top of the soprano range.

Dimash gained significant popularity in Kazakhstan and other post-Soviet countries in 2015 after becoming the Grand Prix winner of Slavyanski Bazaar in Vitebsk, Belarus. In 2017, he managed to broaden his fan base after he joined the Chinese “I Am a Singer” reality TV show and finished second. He also won the Most Popular International Singer award at the 17th Top Chinese Music Awards, which is considered China’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards.