The festival curators at KL Jamm make bold move bringing back Sheila Majid, Zainal Abidin, OAG and new generations of music makers to host new festival to attract 15,000.
How would you imagine Malaysia’s music scene start in 2019?
As Malaysia propel towards a new administration and government, there’s more good news taking place in the music scene. Malaysia is about to receive another entertainment identity in a new chapter facing a new government.
In a recent press conference, KRU Group and Music Unlimited International Sdn Bhd led by Norman Halim, the lead member of boy band KRU, announced its first phase of line-up that consists some of Malaysia’s most legendary acts to debut KL Jamm – a 3-day music festival set to take place at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre [MITEC], Kuala Lumpur from 26 t0 28 April 2019.
The press conference saw the official announcement of MITEC and Astro Radio to partner with KRU Group as venue and radio partners respectively. According to Jake Abdullah [CEO of Astro Radio], its 11 radio brands including HITZ, MIX, LITE, MELODY and more will cover various market segments reaching over 15.3 million listeners.
Answering questions from the press, festival director Norman Halim also added that a music festival is part of a larger vision to build a sustainable music city, the first of its kind in Malaysia. At this moment, the festival has already secured collaborations with Kuala Lumpur City Hall and UnUsUal Productions.
The first line-up showcases a mix of legendary and established artists covering a myriad of music genres in rock, hip hop, jazz, pop and more.
Zainal Abidin, Sheila Majid and Afdlin Shauki will be performing together as RE-JAMM in a 90-minute showcase filled with some of the most awesome classic hits that lasted almost 2 decades. Celebrating 35 years in show business, Zainal Abidin is famed for his single ‘Hijau’ and official cover release of Tarzan’s soundtrack originally sung by Phil Collins.
Dr Burn and PU4LYF, made from artists including Santesh, Rabbit.mac and Sheezay, will be focusing on performing the hype and new cultural elements and influences directly inspired from India.
Rock remains a prominent genre in the music scene that saw some of the nation’s most prospering artists such as KRU propel to international fame. Zamani is no stranger to the region’s rock scene; he would make a classic comeback of what initiated Malaysia’s music scene in the 70s and 80s. Together with Ramli Sarip and OAG, this first line-up announcement is a heraldry of Malaysia’s musical identity at its prime.
Dangdut star Amelina would also be making an appearance – another significant move by curators at KL Jamm to bring back lost times. Dangdut, a form of Malay folk music derived from Hindustani, Malay and Arabic music.
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