I’m Back!

It has been a past few months of not updating after my last performance with People’s Association Youth Chinese Orchestra (PAYCO). I was busy with my finals for my Bachelor’s Degree at Lasalle and was preparing my exegesis practice for my dissertation. Now it’s already June. I thank God that all is over and I can relax my mind. Finally, after two year in uni, I am done with another phase of my education life. Thanks to my parents, family and friends who always give support to me from the start to the very end. Only those who are close to me knows how much dedication I would put in music. Also, got the opportunity given by my college, LASALLE College of the Arts to be chosen to be interviewed by BERITA Harian. I have known the reporter, Kak Haryani Ismail since 2013 when I won the Goh Chok Tong Youth Promised Award. This latest news publication would be my 3rd publication for the newspaper. God Bless. I am so thankful for this. Below is the article in Malay with English translation by LASALLE College of the Arts. https://www.lasalle.edu.sg/sites/default/files/inline-files/The-further-LASALLE-undergraduates-travel_BH_11-Apr.pdf

Recently, I was packed with rehearsals and practice sessions for upcoming performances. Just finished with Wisma Geylang Ketupathon with Orkestra Melayu Singapura last week on 2nd June 2019 but this time, I was on the Accordion instead of the Keys. Had fun backing up legend artistes and great to be back performing with OMS after so long hiatus. Wisma Geylang would be our new home for the Orkestra Melayu Singapura.

While that is done, it is now the festive season of Hari Raya. I am in the midst of have rehearsal for the upcoming Gemadah Di Pesta. Come witness the collaborative ensemble, formed by the top talents of homegrown Malay music ensembles, share their love for traditional Malay music through a myriad of classic and contemporary Malay tunes.  Enjoy familiar classics made anew, featuring the works of notable arrangers with their own unique interpretations of Malay traditional music. All music arrangements was all done by my good friend from LASALLE, Aliff Azman and my senior/mentor music director Zulkifli Mohd Amin.
27 June 2019, Thursday
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
7pm & 8.45pm
So, I will post more updates on my upcoming shows or performance on this blog.

Last but not least, I just had a production recording with Oak3 Films on 1st June 2019 at Wisma Geylang Serai for an Arts and Cultures programme which will be aired on Suria Channel this coming August hosted by Suzairhe Sumari. Basically, about my little life story on my musical journey and my part as a musician in OMSB, OMS and as a young composer who instill and combine traditional music with western music in my music composition. And also, a little bit of my learning on the accordion. So, watch out for it on Suria channel in August. A big thank you to the production crews and Suzairhe for the many many takes and patience with me. A big thanks too to my Orkestra Melayu Singapura family for accommodating. Haha. But for sure, it was fun!

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