Friday, October 13, 2006

Googoosha Joins the Ranks of the Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Frank Sinatra

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President Islam Karimov’s daughter Gulnara (aka Googoosha)

Googoosha (aka Gulnara Karimova) continues to move ahead with her music career. According to, she recently released her own version of the famous Mexican song Besame Mucho, which has been sung by some 700 singers from Diana Ross and Frank Sinatra to the Beatles and Elvis Presley. In case you are not familiar with the song, Wikipedia has a fairly informative entry on it. Unfortunately, my scanning of the internet did not come up with an mp3 file of the song, but I did find versions of her other two songs. Her Russian rendition of “Vesna” can be heard here, and the video for her Uzbek hit “Unutma Meni” (Don’t Forget Me) is below:

I am surprised that Borat has not picked up on Googoosha’s thriving music career.

NOTE: Nathan from has alerted me (in comments below) to the fact that one can at least download the "Besame Mucho" is available for download here at If you do not have a good connection, however, it may take some time to download.


Anonymous Nathan said...

I didn't think that it was all that recent a release. When they did a story on "Unutma Meni" back in early August, I managed to dig up a copy of "Besame Mucho" at when I was writing a post on the video. You can still download it here, along with loads of other Uzbek pop hits.

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, all I can say is she should keep her day job...whatever that is. I don't think we'll be seeing googoosha at the Emmys anytime soon. To me, she sounds a bit like Yoko Ono on Prozac.

2:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as an Interactive designer I'd say that's a lame animation,has a feeling that it was made on early 90's. and all this show offs.... bling-blings and rings, come on... she's just waisting poor uzbeks money on her own joy.

2:25 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is from Uzbekistan and the daughter of a dictator whos authorities demolish people's homes when they don't fit in with the landscape. He is under investigation for boiling his citizens to death.

3:17 PM  

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