BRUNEI POPULAR SINGER-SONGWRITER TO PERFORM IN MIRI

BRUNEI POPULAR SINGER-SONGWRITER TO PERFORM IN MIRI

Fakhrul Razi is a well-known artistein Brunei and will perform together with Camouflage at the Asia Music Festival (AMF).

KUCHING, Monday – Fakhrul Razi was the only Bruneian who got into the final stage of the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) that took place in Hollywood, California earlier this year. He will perform in Miri, Sarawak for the first edition of Asia Music Festival held at the Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club this Friday and Saturday.

As an independent Brunei singer-songwriter, he began writing his own songs when he was 14 years old. He has performed in numerous shows and events in Brunei and International arenas since 2004. Against his career in the music scene, he is also a TV host for the morning show Rampai Pagi at Radio Televisyen (RTB), a Radio announcer at Kristal FM, an independent radio station in Brunei and one of the most sought emcees for important and exclusive events in Brunei Darussalam.

Fakrul had impressed the judges and crowd at WCOPA in Hollywood as he won gold medals in the R&B/Jazz, Original Works and Open Vocal (Male) categories. He had also won two silver medals for the Broadway and Pop categories. At Asia Music Festival, Fakrul will also perform together with local band from Miri, Camouflage.

Other than Fakrul, there will be 7 other international bands will be performing at Asia Music Festival, namely Bembol Rockers (Philippines), VSTAR featuring Kamal Musallam (Korea), Anthony Dassan Yen Party Band (South India),
Orkes Soesah Tideor (Indonesia), Foxy Girls (Indonesia), Boy Thai Band (Thailand) and Tritha (North India).

Not forgotten, the Malaysian bands, among them are Melissa Francis, Starlet Band, The Mountain Wind Band, Hevance Band and Sarawak very own Bob from the famous Malaysian TV program, Akademi Fantasia.

AMF promises the most electrifying eclectic, mix-genre of live music comprising bands from the Asian region that will thrill the crowds.

The Festival tickets are still on sale at all STB’s office and Visitors Information Centre located at Old Court House, Kuching (+6 082-410944), Jalan Melayu, Miri (+6 085-434180) and Jalan Tukang Besi, Sibu (+6 084-340980), Curtin University Sarawak Campus and Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club (+6 085-421010).

Entry tickets are priced at RM30 for adults and RM15 for children/students aged 3-18 (ID required during entry). Information and updates about the festival is available at www.asiamusicfestival.net and www.facebook.com/VisitSarawak .

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Date: 30 September 2013

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