The U.S. Consulate General in Almaty together with Kazakhstani partners is organizing the first-ever Go Viral Festival.
Go Viral will connect 1000 of the most innovative thinkers in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Over three intensive days of performances, workshops, and keynote talks, participants will learn how they can make their own ideas go viral to inform, entertain, and market to new audiences.
Our mission is to empower journalists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and musicians to leverage social media and technology to connect with the world. Go Viral festival will have music, film, talks, discussions and master classes from from leading trendsetters from the United States, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, who will share their secrets to reaching global audiences.
Best-known for his series, BEAT SCOUT, Fresh Big Mouf can make music out of anything! From sailboats to taco trucks from Los Angeles to Shanghai, he takes the sounds he finds and creates beautiful songs that are adored around the world. Fresh Big Mouf has received accolades from Apple to the Music Recording Academy, as his BEAT SCOUT version of Lorde’s “Royal” was featured on the Grammys!
Kazakh singer and musician, a soloist of the Moldanazar group. He began his creative activity in 2011. Widely became known to the public in 2013, after the clip "Akpen birge" (with white). Musical critics noted that the use of Kazakh language in the songs and direct orientation to the best Western samples like Tesla Boy and Ivan Dorn opens up for Galymzhan a route to the music markets of Russia and the world.
The project Godfathers consists of two masters of club culture of Kazakhstan - Nariman Isenov and Nurbergen Makhambetov. Combining a completely different approach to music and technology, Godfathers is invariably a sample of excellent taste and an incredible selection of classical hip-hop, R’n’b and house music.
The versatile style of Kazakh DJ and music producer Sultan Karimov, better known as Farleon, has gained the attention of electronic music fans worldwide with his intoxicating blends of funk, nu disco, and house.
Dance-technology ensemble. iLuminate’s unique L.E.D. technology and modern choreography is used in live performances of superstars like Chris Brown, Christian Aguilera, and The Black Eyed Peas. The iLuminate team features renowned dancers, including JRock (John Nelson), Dario Mejia, Adrienne Hicks, Lisa Bauford and Trevor Harrison. Each of the dancers has exceptional talent and rich dancing backgrounds, specializing in various dance styles: popping, b-boying, jazz, ballet and hip-hop.
Plays on guitar, piano, bass guitar, ukulele. She started writing songs in kazakh at her earlier days at university. She likes experimental, alternative music and looks for ways to bring that type of music in Kazakh language.
Genres: electronics, trip-hop, experimental music. Her debut EP album, entitled "Perplex" was released in February 2015. Songs of Zzara - "Fly" and "Girl in the dark" from her album- "Peprlex" entered the official collection of soundtracks for the film "Unfriended", USA directed by Levan Gabriadz and produced by Timur Bekmambetov.
Her professional musical career started with the release of her first single “Navsegda”. Several singles followed by afterwards: Feel me, No more and Dash. She perform her music mainly in RnB, Soul, Pop, Hip-Hop styles.
Oversees digital strategy as well as development and execution of a wide variety of social impact and education campaigns at Show of Force, a New York based Peabody and Emmy award winning production company. She oversees development of the organization's growing social good division including global development work for the World Bank and USAID, as well as producing content for IGOs such as the UN.
A documentary filmmaker in New York City, known for producing DIY filmmaking tutorials for indie filmmakers, and his award-winning documentary Sriracha. Griffin studied film at New York University, earned a Masters in Communication from Illinois State University, taught video production at Millikin University, and produced an online course—Shooting Documentary Short Films.
A young director and photographer from Kazakhstan who specializes on histories about people. An author of the famous short documentaries about Kazakhstani immigrants in the USA. This year Kana directed and filmed one of his most awaiting work "BALA".
A filmmaker based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Her numerous short documentaries were awarded with various international prizes (Critics Guild's Award at "Kinoshok" FF, National Russian Premium “St. Anna”, Special Prize from Robert Bosch Stiftung etc).
A film director, and art manager of the “Partisan” documentary film studio. Elena holds two TEFI statuettes for best documentary films and the "Laurel wreath" award. Among her international prizes, Elena notes her receipt of the Amnesty International Prize (Pesaro, Italy). Elena is the author of the film "Doctor Lisa", which introduced audiences to Elizaveta Glinka. Elena Pogrebizhskaya's film about orphans "Mom, I'll Kill You" caused a discussion in society and a resonance at the government level.