Peter Nalitch – Russian Federation

Linked with Russian Blog roundup.

Russia’s latest YouTube sensation sounds like a Balkan Gipsy Kings version of Borat. Why sounds? Because Peter Nalitch, a twentysomething architect whose true love is music was goofing off at his dacha one day with some friends when they decided to film an amateur video set to a remarkably catchy tune and some remarkably silly, utterly hilarious lyrics in intentionally botched English. The song, “Gitar” (the misspelling is intentional), has had nearly one million hits on YouTube and drawn rave reviews in a number of languages, including botched English … (full text).

His YouTube-video making him famous.

His Homepage in russian language.

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Peter Nalitch – Russian Federation

Peter Nalitch’s video Ty plenila menya … , 2.12 min, Dec. 25, 2007.

At last, Russia has a homegrown star to match Borat. Peter Nalitch’s cheesy pop video “Gitar” has taken the newly launched youtube.ru by storm, notching up more than 350,000 views already … So, what next for Nalich? Well, the former architecture student is following in the footsteps of his Bosnian grandfather – an opera singer – and is training as a singer at a Moscow music college. And with a number of other songs ready to go, international fame surely beckons … (full text, inkl his 2.57 min. Hit on the Russian YouTube).

59 videos from Peter Nalitch (from whitch 54 are NOT guitar) on imeem.com.

22 other videos than Gitar from Peter Nalitch on NME.com, (plus many videos with other artists on the following pages).

8 videos on YouTube from and with Peter Nalitch.

Find him and his publications on Google Video-search; on Google Blog-search, nd on Global Voices of November 29, 2007.

Peter Nalitch is Russia’s answer to Manu Chao. His video for the song Guitar is a Borat-like jab at low-budget, post-Soviet awkwardness — absurd English lyrics, Eurotrash earnestness, bad wipes, and cheap subtitles. But its tongue-in-cheekness is quite apparent, and the song is disarmingly catchy and romantic. (lost at e minor).

Mal sind es wahre Perlen, dann wiederum nur gehypte Freaks, die über Internet-Plattformen wie Myspace oder Youtube Berühmtheit erlangen. Manche sind so schnell verschwunden, wie sie aufgetaucht sind, andere schaffen tatsächlich den Durchbruch. Regeln gibt’s dafür keine. Jetzt hat Russland seinen ersten Youtube-Star: Er heißt Peter Nalitch und sorgt mit seinem Song „Gitar“ für Aufregung. Ein inszenierter Hype? „Nein“, meint ARD-Korrespondentin Esther Hartbrich aus Moskau. Den Song habe Nalitch schon vor längerer Zeit geschrieben, aber erst jetzt mit Freunden mit einer Handykamera das Video dazu gemacht und im Web veröffentlicht: „Das Video steht seit April im Netz. Es hat aber erst mal niemand wirklich wahrgenommen und plötzlich wurde es dann, ab September, ein Riesen-Hit“, erzählt Hartbrich. Nalitch kann sogar musikalische Wurzeln vorweisen: Sein Großvater war Opernsänger, er selbst ist in die Musikschule gegangen und lässt jetzt seine Stimme professionell schulen. Sein nächster Hit soll nämlich keine Witz-Nummer, sondern ein ernstzunehmender Song werden. Mal sehn, (ob) was draus wird … (Radio Bremen, im unteren Teil der Webseite).

Sorry, the rest on the internet is only repeating guitar, or it is written in russian language.

links:

Moscow Traffic Jam (DaryaDarya singing Peter’s gitar), 1.49 min, October 23, 2007.

Siberian Light, a Russian Blog (in english) about Domestic Politics;

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis: Articles about history. Articles about Russia. Sometimes both;

on Cafe Mezrab;

last fm;

Yzoo;

Russian Winter Festival in London, a 4.36 min. a YouTube-video on Siberian Light.

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