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Jacob Arabo's Opera Collection plays 120 notes from Nino Rota's song from The Godfather.
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Jacob & Co. Opera Collection Ode To Ford Coppola’s The Godfather

Jacob Arabo is one in a million when it comes to creating gaudy timepieces, the ones that take your breath away. Blending the Swiss mechanical prowess of watchmaking and music boxes, Arabo’s latest Opera collection by New York-based luxury jewelry and watch brand Jacob & Co., has one last element to put into the final touches: to include Nino Rota’s Golden Globe winning score from Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning 1972 film The Godfather. A stunning feat of persistence goes into turning this idea into reality as the watch was required…

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Phum Viphurit from Thailand is set to perform his latest hits "Lover Boy" at Monsoon Festival Hanoi. [Music Press Asia]
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Monsoon Festival Returns To Hanoi For Its Fifth Edition

Monsoon Festival in Hanoi returns with its fifth edition with a unique line-up to impress the locals and visiting contingent. Set to take place at Imperial Citadel of Thang Long from November 1 – 3, the festival celebrates a diverse musical selection of artists and musicians from Ireland, Denmark, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, the United States, and more. Don’t miss Phum…

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Kumolo Bumi is a Javanese dance piece choreographed by Rury Nostalgia. Photo credit The Jakarta Post.
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Padneçwara Celebrates 43rd Anniversary, Performs Kumolo Bumi

The Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (GKJ) played host to the Padneçwara dance company’s dance piece Kumolo Bumi on Oct 11 and 12. Choreographed by Rury Nostalgia, the love story depicts an ancient Persian battle of two princesses: Kelaswara from the kingdom of Kelan and Adaninggar from China. Celebrating the dance company’s 43rd anniversary, Kumolo Bumi (Gem of the Earth) is a…

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Who’s the Music Behind Tarantino’s Latest Film?

Music Press Asia discovers some of Quentin Tarantino’s music executives and professionals selected for his latest film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, which has recently grossed $USD357.6 million. Following a bidding war to distribute the film, the grand assignment eventually went to Sony Pictures replacing Tarantino’s long time partner Bob and Harvey Weinstein. Set in 1969 Los Angeles’ changing…

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[Music Press Asia] Michelle Yeoh calls for other environmentalist ambassador. Photo credit: National Geograaphic
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Michelle Yeoh Calls For More Environment Ambassadors

This month we continue with our efforts of raising awareness of the environment contributing our “NATURE” segment to a 2009 documentary film made by National Geographic in cooperation with FINAS (National Film Development Corporation Malaysia). Among the Great Apes with Michelle Yeoh is a poignant film that shows how Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (also known as Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary)…

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Malaysia Agong Joins Cabinet In Rendition of Francisca Peter ‘Setia’ Ahead Of National Day

For the first time in National Day history, Malaysia’s head of state, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah along with Cabinet Ministers recorded a special video — a rendition of Francisca Peter’s song titled ‘Setia’ — in conjunction with the 62nd Merdeka (National) Day celebrations. Written by former Information Minister and the late Tan Sri Dato…

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Music Press Asia: OlaBola The Musical is set to Merdeka-tour Malaysia to celebrate Merdeka (Indepedence) Day on August 31.
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Enfiniti Productions OlaBola The Musical On Merdeka Tour Nationwide

Can the power of sports movies stand a chance on the music and entertainment scene in Malaysia, and further? Drama revolving sports — whether one is physically (a sportsman) or mentally (an onlooker) associated to it — with the advent of television, is undeniably a worldwide phenomena. Football, perhaps the most televised sports in our generation, arouses in the human…

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[Music Press Asia] Crowd at Good Vibes. Photo courtesy of Good Vibes/All Is Amazing
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Malaysia’s Top Acts At Good Vibes 2019

When the music festival released its full line-up for 2019, we decided that it was time to take things into our own hands. As the line-up became overwhelmingly sophisticated each year, we knew that backup was needed. Good Vibes has been the epicentre of the festival scene in Malaysia over a number of years. And as many Malaysians were about…

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[Music Press Asia: WILD Digital is back in SE Asia, this time in Kuala Lumpur]
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WILD Digital SE Asia Returns For The 5th Edition

Equipped with the motto of “Advancing SEA’s Billion Dollar Ideas”, WILD Digital return for the fifth year running, a highly successful tech conference organised by the Catcha Group. First launched in 2015, WILD Digital has since grown into the region’s premier conference for internet leaders within the digital ecosystem. This year, the conference is happening from July 3-4 at Le…

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