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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 Mohamed bin Rahmat (who also wrote “Sejahtera Malaysia”), ‘Setia’ literally means ‘loyal’ or ‘loyalty’. And was released alongside the Setia campaign launched during Mahathir’s first tenure as Prime Minister of…

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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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Music Press Asia: Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4. Why we can't do without Randy Newman?
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What Is There Not To Like About Toy Story 4?

It would be hard to imagine another Toy Story production without Randy Newman. Having watched “Inside Out” and “Up”, I began to loath excitingly about the latest release of Toy Story. Loath may even sound too modest a word to describe because of the nature of all Pixar’s film: they remind us all of the child in us and that…

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Big Little Lies Season 2 returns to HBO
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Big Little Lies: How A Star-Studded Cast and Moody Monterey Soundtrack Tackled Issue Of Domestic Violence & Its Aftermath

– Big Little Lies season 2 premiere episode featured songs including Joan Jett’s ‘Bad Reputation’ and Diana Ross’ ‘It’s My House’ – Michael Kiwanuka’s Cold Little Heart hit 60 million views on YouTube The Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning HBO series, Big Little Lies, returned to TV screens with season 2 this June, showcasing new cast Meryl Streep on top a…

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Music Press Asia: Tengku Irfan performs Ravel and Schumann with Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
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TENGKU IRFAN MALAYSIA CONDUCTOR PLAYS RAVEL

Praised by The New York Times as “eminently cultured” and possessing “sheer incisiveness and power”, Malaysia conductor, composer and pianist Tengku Irfan makes routine appearance at Malaysian Philharmonia Orchestra. Irfan is no longer a ‘foreigner’ to what we’d deeply feel about young graduates, out in the world and pushing to make a name for themselves. The multiple international award recipient,…

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Let's Walk is a public participatory performance by Amanda Heng. Image courtesy of Amanda Heng.
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Singapore Biennale To Host Over 70 Artists Worldwide

The Singapore Biennale 2019, an affiliate of the Singapore Bicentennial, has recently announced its very first artist roster by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). Title Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction, the visual art exhibitions is a highly anticipated four-month long international contemporary art exhibition scheduled to take place from 22 November 2019 to 22 March 2020.…

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Instrumental ‘Dusk’ Defies The Vocal-Less Rock World

If you think that evolving to become an instrumental rock band is a rare occurrence. And that keeping it all together may seem improbable and heading for disaster. Then, this story deserves to be told — in all respect, as a successful creative cell and the enduring characters it possess as a rock group, Nabowa seem to have it all.…

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