Forget BTS and Blackpink, it’s time for Q-pop from Kazakhstan – the new cultural phenomenon to rival K-pop

//Forget BTS and Blackpink, it’s time for Q-pop from Kazakhstan – the new cultural phenomenon to rival K-pop

Forget BTS and Blackpink, it’s time for Q-pop from Kazakhstan – the new cultural phenomenon to rival K-pop

Melodramatic music videos, slick dance routines and edgy street fashion: you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re watching a new K-pop group. Then you notice something is different: that spitfire rap verse and heart-wrenching chorus isn’t being sung in Korean, but Kazakh. Qazaq pop – or Q-pop, as it’s more commonly known – is a genre that bears striking similarities to K-pop with its heartthrob boy bands, smouldering female soloists and all. It might not yet possess the same cultural cachet as…

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By | 2020-08-07T09:45:15+00:00 August 7th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on Forget BTS and Blackpink, it’s time for Q-pop from Kazakhstan – the new cultural phenomenon to rival K-pop