Zere Releases Debut Album
Zere Asylbek, a young Kyrgyz artist, whose ‘Kyz’ music video went viral and became a manifesto to support women’s rights, has released her debut album today. The album is named ‘Bashtalos’, the word means ‘here it begins’ and is a hybrid of Kyrgyz ‘bashtoo’ and Russian ‘nachalos’, both of which translate as ‘start’.
The album has songs both in Kyrgyz and English. One of them, ‘Daddy Told’ is clearly about Zere’s dad, who has supported his daughter when she started receiving threats and was criticized after her music video release.