Sarawak Trending opens with a musical showcase
By Jude Toyat
It was a spectacular evening at The Galley’s Restaurant here recently, where local artistes from across the state gathered for a musical showcase hosted by Sarawak Trending.
The ‘Malam Akustika Sarawak Tanah Airku’ successfully attracted over 100 music fans who came to enjoy live performances from Adi Mentor, Huza Tahir, Zah Amirul, Pete Kallang, At Adau, Ameen Buskers and Afif Tenor.
It was organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Solidarity to mark the official launching of Sarawak Trending which was attended by the ministry’s chief assistant secretary Nancy Jolhi who represented Assistant Minister for Solidarity Rosey Yunus.
“Sarawak Trending is an organisation that helps the youths from Sarawak in various fields. It provides them with opportunities to develop their talents and we hope that we will then be able to help them polish their skills may it be in sports, music and entrepreneurship.
“Sarawak Trending is from youth for youth,” said Sarawak Trending Group of Companies managing director Abang Mohammad Firdauf of the organisation that was established on July 6.
Experimental world music band At Adau raised the curtain of the event with their songs ‘Sape Lelau’, ‘Pimonu’ and ‘Happy Feet’, before continuing with the cutting of ribbon to officiate the launching ceremony.
Pete Kallang followed that up with his song ‘Jingga’ and Andra and The Backbone’s ‘Sempurna’ which had the audience cheering and singing along.
The show continued with performances from Ameen Buskers who performed Mojo’s ‘Dahsyat’, Awi Rafael’s ‘Pulanglah’, and Sheila On 7 ‘Melompat Lebih Tinggi’.
After that, Huza Tahir appeared on stage to perform his latest single ‘Mawar’, Faizal Tahir’s ‘Sampai Syurga’ and Robbie William’s ‘Better Man’.
Afif Tenor wowed the audience with his rendition of Glenn Fredly’s ‘Januari’.
Good-looking Zah Amirul warmed the stage next by performing famous track ‘Semua Ini Sama’ and a patriotic song ‘Bahtera Merdeka’.
Teen heart-throb Adi Johar warmed the stage ended the showcase with another patriotic song ‘1 Malaysia’ and his rendition of Nathan Sykes’ ‘Over and Over Again’ leaving the audience in awe.
The evening hosted by Rezz and Tracy B was supported by the Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) and powered by TuneTalk.
Since its establishment, Sarawak Trending have over 200 members that consists of students from various higher learning institutions including Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sarawak, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas), Curtin University Sarawak, and Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak.
Sarawak Trending is targeting for over 10, 000 youths to join them by end of 2017.
“We are planning to organise at least one event per month, and the next one will be a treasure hunt.
“Apart from that, our plan also includes to come out with our own magazine to highlight development of the youths in Sarawak. The magazine will then be distributed across the state for free,” he added.
To know more and keep updated with Sarawak Trending, visit www.sarawaktrending.com.