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Kazakh Rapper Asks Fans for Money to Finish a “Political” Song
Written by Mahina Shodizoda On 22 January 2014 @ 17:59 pm | No Comments
In Arts & Culture, Central Asia & Caucasus, Citizen Media, English, Kazakhstan, Music, Quick Reads, Russian
Kazakh rapper Takezhan (Oteghaliev) has reached out to his fans to help fund the production of a new song. In a video  [ru] posted on his blog, the rapper sings for his fans and asks them for financial help to finish a “political rap [song]” he is working on.
Takezhan, who never shunned controversy, took the spotlight in 2011 after he announced plans to organize a concert in support of striking oil workers in western Kazakhstan. The authorities then pressured him to cancel  the performance, while the oil workers’ strike soon burst  into deadly riots.
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 video: http://yvision.kz/post/396802
 cancel: http://www.rferl.org/content/kazakh_rapper_forced_to_cancel_concert/24314142.html
 burst: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/12/19/kazakhstan-longtime-strike-bursts-into-violence-state-of-emergency-declared/
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