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July 28, 2021

Alena Murang "Warrior Spirit" music video from album 'Sky Songs'. Photo by Vignes Balasingam. Music Press Asia
Malaysia

Alena Murang / ‘We come from a line of warriors and heroes’

Alena Murang’s latest music video of its single “Warrior Spirit” [“Sky Song” album] is anything but ordinary. Clad in beautiful costumes inspired by her cultural heritage from Borneo, she dances ever so gracefully and always with a group dressed in spectacular silhouette alongside intricate handmade beaded accessories that became almost synonymous with creatures and verdure which we unapologetically admire in…

Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure

“It’s not often that this happens, that you walk along a corridor and a small, three-year old orangutan walks around the corner towards you. Such a great sight. Yet another…

Judi Dench's Wild Borneo Adventure is now playing on National Geographic Discovery Asia's channel on Astro. Photo credit: ITV. Music Press Asia
Editor's Pick

Not Shying Away From The Limelight

When we first hear in the wireless that there is going to be another Hard Rock in Malaysia, our heart pounce not because we know that it is another stunning…

Hard Rock Hotel Desaru, Malaysia. Music Press Asia

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Cranky Music Releases Siti Nurhaliza’s ‘Kasihku Selamanya’

Malaysia’s most popular female singer Siti Nurhaliza has recently released ‘Kasihku Selamanya’, a love song produced by Aubrey Suwito, known as one of Malaysia’s top music producer. Written specially as one of the single from the original soundtrack of an horror Malay film, the song began with an eerie piano solo accompanying Nurhaliza’s voice before reaching its chorus — a…

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…

Music Press Asia: Tengku Irfan performs Ravel and Schumann with Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
Editor's Pick

CENDANA And ASEF Partner To Launch Funding Guide

The Mobility Funding Guide for Malaysia (2019 Edition) highlights funding resources of both public and private entities and is part of Asia Europe Foundation’s (ASEF) long-term series of country-specific guides.…

ASEF and CENDANA partner to launch mobility funding guide for Malaysian artists and cultural professional.
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Gearing Up For ForuMuzik, KL Jamm

The first edition of KL Jamm’s ForuMuzik begins Friday, April 26, at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Kuala Lumpur, with executives from global, regional and local companies…

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music festival

Music Festival KL Jamm Showcase Big Malaysia Lineup

From April 26th-28th, KL JAMM debuts its first music festival boasting an extraordinary line-up merging popular acts from Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea set at Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre…

NCT Dream to perform at KL Jamm, Kuala Lumpur
Intellectual Property

Top 5 Steps To Protecting Your Music

While the age of the Internet has brought new and exciting ways for musicians to reach wider audiences for example through music streaming or sharing sites, it has also brought…

How do you go about protecting your music?
Electronic Music

Editor’s Choice: Wired Music Week [Mar 7-10]

GET YOUR WMW CONFERENCE TICKETS HERE. GET YOUR WMW PARTY TICKETS HERE. WMW, founded by RBRN IDEAS [John Beh], amps up its second edition in 2019 with an earlier, and…

Source: Wired Music Week

Sing! China Malaysia Auditions Selects Three Winners

In a recent Sing! China audition in Malaysia that involved over 1,000 applicants, 10 contestants were selected for the finals from 22 who qualified for the semi-final rounds held at the Mega Star Arena in Kuala Lumpur. The three winners selected to represent Malaysia include…

'Sing China' 2018 Malaysia winners (from left) first runner-up Wan Adlyn Maasyah Bt Mohd Shah, champion Danson Ooi Tiek Sing, second runner-up Jonathan Chee Yan Hao. Original image from The Star, Shaari Chemat