MOST PEOPLE CAN BLAME the work of Sasha Baron Cohen if they don’t know the Kazakhstani national anthem, with the version in the Borat film bearing only a small resemblance to the real tune.
The people of Kazakhstan itself can’t rely on that excuse, though – and it’s even more embarrassing when the anthem is mistaken for a 1990s chart hit from Ricky Martin.
That’s what someone at the regional skiing festival in the Kazakh region of Kostanay managed, however – accidentally playing Martin’s 1999 number one when called upon to begin the national anthem.
Baron Cohen was unavailable for comment this morning.
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