ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND SOURCES
Most of the information gained in this piece of work has been translated. I recognise the difficulty with translation as not everything can be truly captured as words/phrases and meanings are not the same in different languages and cultures. Also, the translations are: Kazakh to English, Kazakh to Chinese to English, Chinese to English etc and to add to this complexity, Kazakhstan currently has two forms of language and therefore spellings, Latin and Cyrillic.
I could never have written this or gone on this remarkable journey without the endless hard work of the ‘Dears’ in the English speaking fan groups (DKIFC & Dimash USA Fan Club and others) who work so tirelessly and patiently to translate for us all – ‘THANK YOU’. In particular I would like to thank Gloria Wu and Zhauhar-Daria Yersaiynk.
Photographs and Images used:
Credit as watermark. Those not watermarked are: @Chaser-z; @huanhuan; @MianMian; @BS Short; Hunan TV ‘Singer 2017’; Kazakhstan Tourism and those released into the public domain by the Kudaibergen/Aibayev family. These lovely images I have used to help enhance my writing as I am presenting it in this format – thank you.
I would like to thank: Alisa Kellogg, Robert A. Redmond and Patrice Grullion for their support and encouragement.
Sakuranotaki for her fantastic article ‘Can anyone identify another youngster with a voice more stunning than Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen?’ (Quora) that has encouraged me so much in writing this and for her support.
To the ‘Dears’ around the World – thank you!
You are an inspiration to all those who have come to know you. I realise that you would almost certainly say, ‘the honour belongs to God, my family, my teachers and to all who have helped and supported me’ so I would like to pay tribute to them as well as to you – ‘THANK YOU’.
Khabar TV, ‘Flawless Diamond’ 2017
Dimash child interview for Local TV 2006
Slavic Bazaar Interview
The Great Famine of Kazakhstan
The Polygon Tests
SINGER 2017 Hunan TV
The ‘Singer 2017’ shows are available on Youtube – Hunan TV has a lot of background information together with individual performances.
Competition & results
‘A Glimpse of Dimash’s glorious journey on the Singer’
Dimash Singer Performances – Hunan TV
1. SOS D’un Terrien en Detresse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO63o2ufitE
2. Opera 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRaKFYY_sJ4
3. The Show Must Go On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gJg_MLrjKc
4. Late Autumn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iWO7uGnavI
5. Uptown Funk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNj133rSuOQ
7. Daididau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6PEUS7ZScY
8. Daybreak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e26qSS566DY
9. All by Myself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZOREUeEowg
10. Unforgettable Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUuu3lhseIg
12. Confessa & The Diva Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIKvTKkpvnY
13. A Tribute to Michael Jackson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBk4RLnCj20
14. Give me Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt64mfB363M
Interview with Alpamys Sharimov
Astana performance with Parents on return to Kazakhstan
Music and Dance in Kazakhstan – facts and details.com entry-4654