Does the name Boimurat Allaberiyev ring a bell? No? That’s okay. Not many had heard his name till recently.
The unconventional singer, also known as Tajik Jimmy, is becoming increasingly popular for his hilarious performance of a Hindi song “Jimmy Adja” from a 70s/80s Bollywood movie called “Disco Dancer”.
Boimurat indeed has a unique gift and a near-perfect sense of rhythm, although it is mainly his fantastic optimism that makes this native of mountainous Tajikistan so attractive to a most sophisticated internet audience. [MosNews]
You can sample his enthusiastic and (strangely heartwarming) singing here and here (both links to YouTube videos). I am embedding the first one below:
But the singer has gone mainstream since his days of thumping the beat on cardboard boxes and window sills:
Performing recently at Solyanka, one of Moscow’s hippest nightclubs, he was greeted enthusiastically by adoring fans and the crowd clapped along to the catchy melody of “Jimmy Jimmy Adja”, his trademark song, with pretty young Russian girls screaming out “Jimmy Boy, we love you!” [MosNews]
GreatBong, the most authoritative voice on every Jimmy, will be proud of the Tajik Jimmy, I am sure.
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