Two weeks ago was the funeral of Murat Nasirov, Kazakhstani Uyghur pop singer in Russia. He died on January 19th when he plummeted from his apartment balcony. There are conflicting stories as to how he died. Officially, it was ruled a suicide. One report in the Russian media claimed that he had been at a nightclub, where one of his friends spiked their drinks with LSD, which led to Murat to behave erratically. His wife, meanwhile, insists he would never commit suicide and was poisoned. In an interview with RFA’s Uyghur language broadcast, Natalia Nasirov said that Murat had plans to release a new album and was a proud Uyghur nationalist.
Murat Nasirov was born in in Alma-Ata 1970. The vocal gift, according to Nasyrova resulting from his father (mullah, reads the Koran, the voice of indescribable beauty, singing songs, playing different instruments). Even in school Murat uvleksya guitar - the first grade performed songs BEATLES. This musical career started in the army, in Ashgabat, in the so-called creative team division under the name «Time», where he met with Andrei Merkulovym, who later colleague and companion singer for the group «NEW PORT», with which he serves today.
Served in 1991 on the advice of Nasyrov Merkulova went to Moscow, which entered the Gnesinskoe Musical College class of vocal (teacher Natalya Zinovevna Andrianova). In the same year, Murat Nasyrov making his debut at the All-Union Competition of Young Performers television «Yalta-91», which struck the jury (which included Sharp Igor, Vajkule Lyme, Mateckij Vladimir, Yola Yaak), and viewers of its bright personality and unexpected interpretation of songs from the repertoire Ally Pugacheva (Gandalf) Wizard-nedouchka, in addition Murat sang one song to Ty one - Careless Whisper George Michael. His victory in the memorable contest was undisputed, despite the strong attendance, among whom were Klebnikov Marina and Carikati Felix.
Upon his return to Moscow, a prominent politician Konstantin Borovoi Nasyrovu proposed contract, which for two years, he has promised to make him a star of Soviet music, but six months have passed, and he decided to «Producing experiment» pause. Nasyrovu had to sing popular songs in restaurants, including women. During these years he wrote many interesting songs - among them such as the boy wants to Tambov, Shag.
In 1995 the studio «Union» has issued a CD-ROM CD-single with songs Step, This is just a dream and Natalie. In 1997 the first big album Murata «Someone forgive», which included 12 songs, including three - from the previous singles, 11 of them were written Nasyrovym. But the song, which brought him this fame, became «The boy wants to Tambov» - Russian-language cover version of foreign hits Tic Tic Tac group CARAPICHES (by Russian text - Sergei Kharin). Nasirov found himself in Position singer of soft, lyrical and professionally impeccable music.
19 January, 2007 occurred neschatny case where Murat Nasyrov died.
The Death of Murat Nasirov - two weeks ago was the funeral of Murat Nasirov, Kazakhstani Uyghur pop singer in Russia. He died on January 19th when he plummeted from his apartment balcony. There are conflicting stories as to how he died. Officially, it was ruled a suicide. One report in the Russian media claimed that he had been at a nightclub, where one of his friends spiked their drinks with LSD, which led to Murat to behave erratically. His wife, meanwhile, insists he would never commit suicide and was poisoned. In an interview with RFA’s Uyghur language broadcast, Natalia Nasirov said that Murat had plans to release a new album and was a proud Uyghur nationalist.
Nasirov’s fans within Xinjiang have remarked on his death as well. On the Uyghur language BBS forum Diyarim, a few threads have opened about him, as does the Xabnam BBS (also in Uyghur Arabic script). Some Uyghur bloggers (blogging in Chinese and Latin alphabet Uyghur) have videos from YouTube and Tudou. And an entire page devoted to mourning the singer appears to have been set up at 163888.net (Chinese, with long written sections in Uyghur posted as images).
The largest thread on Diyarim has one very interesting post on Page 3: an essay by Nebijan Tursun titled “Murat Nasirof and I”. I am not fluent enough to tell you anything about the essay’s content, but I can tell you who Dr. Nabijan Tursun is: he was one of the contributors to the book Xinjiang: China’s Muslim Borderland, probably the most comprehensive collaborative work on Xinjiang. Together with James Millward, he co-wrote a chapter on the history of Xinjiang provocatively titled “Political History and Strategies of Control, 1884-1978″. Reportedly both authors have since been denied visas to China, and one contributor once told me they had heard a rumor that the book was angrily condemned within Zhongnanhai, and banned as subversive.
Murat Nasirov recorded one album of songs in the Uyghur language, Qaldim Yalghuz, a compendium of nakshisi (traditional folk songs), with a Russian pop twist. Finally, here’s a video of a Russian song by Murat, which appears to be an upbeat pop song sang on a soundstage made to look like the dead Aral Sea, with cameos by members of the Addams Family.