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Festival Melayu Ada 1st Anniversary

Festival Melayu Ada (FMA), a platform that aims to showcase Malay music, poetry and arts is having their first anniversary at its very home, Hajjah Esah Cafe @ Bussorah Street on 13 & 14 March 2010. This event is brought to you by COKLAT.

It’s also a tribute to Hajjah Esah Cafe who has been uber supportive of the arts and housing FMA. It is said that Hajjah Esah Cafe will/have be taken over by another restaurant.

The festival is break into 3 segments;

Suara (Voice) on 13th March from 1.30pm to 6,30pm featuring Zaibaktian, Aqmal, Kraton, Diorama, AdHa, Boy Raven, Crossover, Tengku Nurlela (TNL), Shafyre, NSA (No Strings Attached), Diana feat Baron Bros, Farinaz, Nizamulmuluk, Samsuri, Revive, Chal & D’Fellas, Masya, Tengku Jaafar (TJ), Elmi Zulkarnain, Zulfadli, Najib Soiman and Rafaat Haji Hamzah.

Wayang (Film) on 13th March from 8.30pm to 10pm. A series of short films from Rizal Alias, Sanif Olek, Murni Mastan and Zul Salleh will be shown.

Bicara (Forum) on 14th March from 2pm to 5pm. An interesting topic “What Can Youth Offer To Society?” will be discussed between the guest speakers of Alfian Sa’at, Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit, Noor Effendy Ibrahim and Sanif Olek.

FMA was first held on Sunday, March 1st 2009 at Hajjah Esah Cafe from 11 am to 4pm. Audiences of the first instalment were entertained by Zaibaktian, Tengku Nur Lela (TNL), Hirman, Diana, Yunos Erksan, ARD, Tengku Adil, Rokwell Sakti, Raven and Fyno.

The second, FMA2, was held on April 25th 2009. Other than Hajjah Esah Cafe, it was also held twice at Taman Warisan Singapura (Malay Cultural Heritage of Singapore) on April 25th 2009 due to permit issue and on May 3rd 2009, participating in a malay arts festival called “Pesta Seni Melayu”.

The last festival, FMA5, was held on November 8th 2009, showcasing Lost Hats, Tengku Nur Lela, Shafyre, Farinaz Band, Diana, Ard, Tengku Adil, Zakiah, Zaibaktian, Diorama and Fyno.

Fiesta Suria & Suria Elektra

Suria is celebrating its 10th anniversary today! Catch Fiesta Suria from 10am to 9pm at East Coast Park, Meyer Coast, Area B2 (Near Big Splash). Admission is free.

Sarah Aqilah, Kunjung, Sleeq, EVE, Rancour, Maiya Rahman, Wawan, Revalina, B8, Hyrul Anuar, Chirul, Catty, Syed Azmir, Khairil Yusoff, Zaibaktian, Nana Idol, Bloco Singapura, Shabir, Izwan Pilus, Kat Mentor, Nurul, Intan Nurain and many more will be performing. The show will be hosted by Suzairhe Sumari and Fauzie Laily.

Special movie premiere of “Papadom” will be shown at 7.30 pm.

Suria will be showing an electrifying event ‘LIVE’ from MediaCorp TV Theatre on 5 February 2010 from 8.30pm to 10.30pm. The show will feature more than 80 artistes and brightest talents such as Ramli Sarip, Taufik Batisah, Hardy Mirza, Sarah Aqilah, Hyrul Anuar and Eka Mairina.

The concert will be hosted by Najip Ali & Nurul Aini. Special guests Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza and Anang will be performing.

Hello 2010!

Welcome 2010! May this year a better year for everyone.

Bagaikan Sakti by M. Nasir & Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysia
This is an Esplanade Presents programme.

Come and experience the magical voices of M Nasir & Siti Nurhaliza on the first night of the New Year!

For the first time, these two icons of the Malay music industry get together in a much anticipated performance of their latest solo hits as well as the debut of their long-awaited new duet.

Enjoy the simple majesty of their performance as Siti and Nasir take you back in time with classics made famous by P Ramlee, Saloma, Sudirman and other well-loved singer-songwriters. And especially for their fans in Singapore, the duo will bring to life the eternal romance of Puteri Gunung Ledang in their signature duet, Bagaikan Sakti.

Outdoor Jamming “SEMPOI” by ATTIC Jamming Studios

Performances by :
Joyce Suraya Alberto with Adi Junaidi Musa playing Jazz music.
Rem & Friends playing Dangdut.
Bandboei, Shukor and Paul playing Old skool rock.
Antologi, Empire & 3 Quarter playing Rock.
Farinaz Band playing Rock Ballads.
Yuz M will be playing his upcoming new single .