Dastan Orazbekov will represent Kazakhstan on their third appearance at the ABU TV Song Festival, next month in Chengdu, China.

Khabar Agency has internally selected the well-known singer Dastan Orazbekov to represent Kazakhstan at the ABU TV Song Festival 2017 in China. Dastan has worked and performed with the group Orda, who represented Kazakhstan at the Turkvision Song Contest 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. While having his own solo career, he has also written a number of Orda’s hits and received international recognition for his songs.

Dastan has been performing since the mid 00s and has appeared as an actor on a number of television series. To date he has also made appearances in two feature films within Kazakhstan, the last being in 2012. The song that Dastan will perform on stage in Chengdu at the ABU TV Song Festival 2017 has not yet been announced.

Source: ABU

Since 2012 the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union has organised a non-competitive festival highlighting the talents of its member nations. Countries such as Afghanistan, Brunei, China and the Maldives have participated in the event, showcasing the best of their talented music industry. Songs taking part in the event can be the singers own or a cover. The event is planned to eventually be turned into a competitive contest.