October, 19 2022

In an exciting blend of global artistry and storytelling, beloved Kyrgyz pop icon, Mirbek Atabekov, partners with Select Start Films for their travel show, “No Expectations.” The collaboration includes an exclusive interview with Atabekov and the licensing of his captivating music video, “Muras.” With over 18 million views, “Muras” beautifully encapsulates the rich history and vibrant culture of Kyrgyzstan, in alignment with the core theme of the travel series.

Atabekov, revered for his dynamic performances and catchy melodies, has grown into a symbolic figure in Kyrgyzstan’s music scene, effectively becoming an ambassador for his country’s heritage.

“No Expectations” offers an immersive experience, taking viewers on a journey through diverse cultures and breathtaking landscapes across the globe. The inclusion of Atabekov’s interview and the incorporation of “Muras” will offer audiences an in-depth insight into Kyrgyzstan’s historical legacy and cultural significance.

“I am thrilled to collaborate with Select Start Films and be a part of ‘No Expectations,'” says Mirbek Atabekov. “It’s an incredible opportunity to share the story of my beloved country, Kyrgyzstan, and its vibrant culture with audiences worldwide. I hope that through this collaboration, we can inspire travelers to discover the unique treasures that our country has to offer.”

Atabekov’s “Muras,” is a testament to the power of music as a storytelling medium. The chart-topping music video showcases the country’s majestic landscapes, traditional attire, and the warm spirit of its people, thereby complementing the ethos of “No Expectations.”

As this collaboration continues, “No Expectations” promises to deliver an unmatched travel experience, unveiling the intricate cultural tapestry of Kyrgyzstan like never before. Audiences can look forward to an intimate interview with Atabekov, and the mesmerizing visuals and enchanting melodies of “Muras.”

For more information about Select Start Films and their collaboration with Mirbek Atabekov, please visit

About Select Start Films: Select Start Films is a St. Louis-based film company dedicated to creating content that tells meaningful stories. With a focus on impactful narratives and authentic storytelling, Select Start Films aims to inspire, provoke thought, and foster dialogue around important social issues. Through its films, documentaries, and multimedia projects, Select Start Films strives to make a positive impact on society and promote positive change.

About Mirbek Atabekov: Mirbek Atabekov is more than a celebrated pop icon; he is Kyrgyzstan’s national treasure and cultural ambassador. Known for his dynamic performances and catchy tunes, Atabekov is cherished and idolized by his countrymen. His music extends beyond borders, having garnered over 18 million views for his hit single “Muras,” and an impressive 190 million views collectively on his YouTube channel. This level of engagement speaks volumes about his widespread popularity and the global appeal of his music. His passion for his cultural heritage and his ability to blend traditional themes with contemporary music have firmly established him as one of Central Asia’s most significant artistic voices.