ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 - "ROCK & ROLL" ALL NIGHT LONG
This is the second year Asia Music Festival held. Had so much fun this year covering it under media. Drop by last year but just as a spectator. I had only went for a day and couldn't do much comparison on it. Definitely with a different status, there's much "behind the scene" that I get to explore compare to the crowd that is just a spectator. An experienced that you can never buy!
Sarawak Bloggers Team
Sarawak Tourism Board had always aware of CSR and Tree Planting is something that will never be sorted out of the list of an event. For every event that they had organised they will do the least to contribute back to the society and definitely to the mother nature. Therefore, the starting of any event will always begin with the Tree Planting ceremony.
Everyone were contributing their little efforts to the mother nature. Us, the Sarawak Bloggers were doing our part too! How can we be missed out for such meaningful ceremony!
Before the real show starts, we have a chance to gets closer with the performers in accordance to know anything about them, of course something related to their music and performance. Either from their background, history, their genre of musics to their line of story who made them who they are today.
You will be surprise to find there's so many talented bands that is yet to be explored across Asia. Bringing them here to the Asia Music Festival sharing their hard work and music across the globe, the least we, Mirian, fellow Malaysian, get to know who they are. I am glad STB had found this hidden gem!
Just the perfect selection to kick start on the first day! They say you have to start your day with a good breakfast in order to be energetic and fresh, DrumCall is definitely the most awesome "breakfast"! The massively loud drum definitely not gona makes you feel uncomfortable. Combination of the drum blending well just like a cup of coffee that are mixed with their best partner, sugar and creamer! That's how smooth their performance were!~
Energetic band from Taiwan, music genre with combination of Piano and disco music and that's also the combination of their name, PISCO! Their hyper performance especially the lead singer and the bassist heat up the crowd. Their music definitely keep your heart beating but their lyrics is totally the opposite of it. Just like how they described, "fierce look but with a soft heart"! That's the proverb which I think is the closest to described them. When both comes together, it work just like ying & yang which is inseparable!
MAD AUGUST, MALAYSIA
MADNESS, MADNESS and more MADNESS!!! A local Malaysia rock band which is truly madness! Loving their performance for the night and of course not to mention the powerful wild voice the lead singer had! They just gona blew you off the stage with their rich performance. Variety of song selections that never disappoint the crowd!
RAS MUHAMMAD, INDONESIA
Legendary icon in his home country and also ambassador of Reggae music, none other than Ras Muhamad! Inspired and influenced by Bob Marley since he was a kid had lead him to who he is today. His music were more genuine reggae with Indonesia element specially inserted his own home country culture. Strong and influencing performance. Reggae never failed to make everyone have their body move along with its music!
MASIA ONE, SINGAPORE
Another Reggae musician for the year. Personally thinks that her reggae were mixture of R&B. It is definitely something new and refreshing because when music combines, there's so much possibilities and surprises.
PANCAKE 80, PHILIPPINE
Philippine band can never go wrong and will never go wrong! That's how great they are in this industry. Strong, powerful and yet still feel so soothing voice from the lead singer amazed me. Kick start with her harmonica before any music aired was the most memorable part because that recalls much of childhood memories.
Love their concept of peace music. They can easily attracts the crowd attention and get them under control!! They are really the hitto of the night. They had better influential. Probably due to mixture combination of different musical instrument, and nevertheless, difference in voice texture and tone level. Just like a food with different taste where you are much excited to try out different layer with different taste. That's how rich they are.
WOW! That's basically the greatest word I could find to describe how I feel. I couldn't keep my mouth shut the whole time during their performance. Never knew Blues can be so comforting and relax. The band truly change my perception towards Blues music. The whole show can be described as eye opener because it had never feel so good to be blue!
I thought I'm out of space when this rock band get on stage!~ Consist of 4 members with tattoo enthusiasm and rock passion, they successfully persuade me with their music that ROCK IS AWESOME!!!! Rock used to be something that is just not for me. I can't really blend and understand the whole thing of rock BUT they just turn everything around and proof me totally wrong!! Oh gosh, I hope I have superpower right now and turn back time to have them back right in front of me again!!~
SALAMMUSIK, RAS MUHAMAD & MASIA ONE
The event ended with a collaboration of Reggae on stage! They just spin the world around with their superb Reggae groove!~
DJ GIG - DJ ROUNDHEAD, TRAXXFM
Newly slot performance, after party spinning by DJ Roundhead! Honoured having him to spin for us. His spinning back then for Borneo Jazz Festival was truly jaw dropping. Without any hesitation, this time he still get me grooving. I just couldn't deny he is just that awesome! What makes thing more extraordinary? His rapping skill is just as awesome as his spin!! He just got me surprised every time I see him in action. I am looking forward to his appearance again soon in Miri!!~
Whew~~What an awesomeeee night!! Nothing feels better than this. Having to work and had fun at the same time. Having all the talented performers gathered at the same place doesn't make them a performer, to my thought it was more like a gathering. A reunion of people who shared the same passion. A gathering of people who love music. Like I used to say, music knows no language barrier!
Would like to thank, of course giving the highest gratitude too, to the organiser, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB), me fellow companion bloggers who keep the fun time active, volunteers and every parties who had keep everything in place! The whole event had wrap up with a total blast!
Sarawak Bloggers with Dato' Rashid Khan (Sarawak Tourism Board, CEO)
Just couldn't get enough of what I had shared here? I have me fellow link below for you to read and got you excited with their opinion and feelings how Asia Music Festival rock their night!! Or if you think picture speak more than a thousand words and reliable, or looking more of behind the stage pictures, you can also view it here !!
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