Kyrgyz Music Friday

Kyrgyz Music Friday is a weekly feature in which I post a pop music video from an artist in Kyrgyzstan. It could be catchy, annoying, funny, insightful, brilliant, awful, or anything in between. It’s what’s playing on the radio, what all the cool kids are listening to these days. Kyrgyz Music Friday is not trying to appeal to your musical taste (which I’m sure is awesome), but simply gives you a glimpse into how pop music is done on this side of the world. Feel free to share your thoughts on this week’s video in the comment section!

Today is a good day. This week was a little shaky, but today I finished writing a kick-ass proposal, and then (after pestering a friend of his) I found Omar’s latest music video released in August. And guess what guys, it most certainly does not suck.

“Бирге Болом” means “To be together” in Kyrgyz, and the video portrays Omar’s many attempts to woo a lovely lady to be together with him. The video is slick, probably one of the nicest I’ve seen. I wonder if the dance sequences were inspired by, what seems to me, the growing popularity of dance in Kyrgyzstan ever since Atai Omurzakov won Czech/Slovak’s Got Talent. Or maybe the sugary sweet beats just required some synchronized moves.

Two enthusiastic thumbs up from me. I think getting this song stuck in my head was a great way to wind down after finishing up that proposal (seriously, I owned it). Umm… except for the saxophone part. Let’s just try to ignore that part.

I can appreciate the difference between a pop song that’s good in a kind-of-corny, fun-to-make-fun-of sort of way, versus one that’s actually good. Omar wins with this one.

Okay! Enough gushing about Omar, I swear. I hope everybody has a lovely weekend!