Kuching, capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo, is a bustling, diverse city of old colonial buildings and modern towers – and it will come alive in 10 days with HashtagLive Kuching!
Happening on 12 & 13 September 2015, HashtagLive Kuching is a social media festival which will focus on the good use of social media.
Unfortunately for me, I would not be able to make it. (I swear, Kuching got a lot more hyper after I left!)
But for those of you who are in Kuching (or can make it there) you can anticipate to get to know local and up-coming youtube artist (Sarawakians and really talented!), watch and play games/egames, visit a booth by your favourite online shop and check out indie brands at the LiveMarket! And you will get to do real social media stuff at the first of a kind social media area! There are also lucky draws, contest and more happening during the event.
Nothing better to do on that weekend? (It’s a long weekend too since 12th is a public holiday) Grab the opportunity to be part of this historical event! For more info on the event, and for official merchandise like this:
You dedicated the Semi-Finals to us – to Malaysia and all who supported you from all over Asia.
The composition we brought tonight is called ‘Dedicated To You’. It was composed to express our gratitude to our families and friends who had always been there for us through thick and thin, without whom we would not be who we are today.
‘Dedicated To You’ was composed right after the self-titled piece that got us 4 YESes at the Asia’s Got Talent Judges’ Audition and the first time we performed it was during Malam Bumi Kenyalang 2014 (Sarawak Cultural Night 2014) in our university.
Touched by the amazing support we received through social media from everyone around the world during Asia’s Got Talent, what better way is there for us to thank each and everyone of you for your support and encouragement but through our language which is music. So truly, the Semi-Finals is dedicated to you.
The unique thing about our band is that we are using traditional music instruments like sape, bungkau, kompang, seruling…. basically any instruments we can get, and then combining them with modern instruments like keyboard, bass and guitar, while infusing nature elements (rain, birds etc) to make music.
We are trying something new by combining modern western music and traditional Malaysian music. We hope that we can show the beauty of Malaysia through music.
Do you change who you are to be loved? Or do you remain true to yourselves?
To attract the youth of Malaysia to appreciate Malaysian traditional music.
To expand Malaysian traditional music to international level
To perform in international music festivals such as the Rainforest Music Festival in Sarawak, Penang World Music festival in Penang etc.
The facts remain:
1. You were the only act from Malaysia that made it to the Semi-Finals – shortlisted along with 23 other acts from other countries out of the thousands that auditioned – you did show the beauty of Malaysia through your music
2. You have made youths all over Malaysia ask questions and yearn for answers about our traditional music
3. You brought Malaysian traditional music on the international stage through Asia’s Got Talent
4. “World Music” – the exact word Anggun used to describe your music. I am sure the Rainforest World Music Festival and the likes are just around the corner!
So here’s what I say and what I believe others like me feel: We support you for who you are. And to us, whether you go on to the Finals or not, you will always have our support.
Keep on making your kind of music. I am sure there is room for improvement and I look forward to seeing you become the great musicians you are, each and everyone of your 11 members and together as Sada Borneo!
So smile my Sada Boys. You only have one way to go from here – UP!
VOTE FOR SADA BORNEO! (Voting ends on 4th May 2015.)
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