They made their debut as a boy band, expecting to create music and amass fans along the way – instead they were met with anger, protests and even threats.
They perform choreographed dance routines, addictive tunes and shockingly slick music videos – and no, we’re not talking about K-pop.https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55359772
This is Q-pop, or Qazaq-pop – an up and coming pop genre in Kazakhstan, which all started with one band, Ninety One.
But the band has not only made a name for itself through its music.
It also made a huge statement when its five androgynous looking members – complete with long hair, guyliner and makeup, burst onto the scene in the deeply
conservative country – and challenged its gender norms.