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The Gendang Weekly Digest #19

Happenings from our scene this past week…

Awesome has Arrived!

A new free-to-air TV channel called Awesome TV has been the talk of the town this past couple of weeks. Available on channel 112 on MYTV beginning 3 August, Awesome TV intends to be a channel for the people and features 5 pillar contents; Entertainment, Comedy, Dramas, Talkshows and Kids. Tune in and tell us what you think about it!

 

A Rockin’ Merdeka with Wings

35 years in the business and still going strong, legendary rock band Wings has promised a full-on rockin’ performance with all the frills for their upcoming Konsert Wings Kita Merdeka 2020 on 29 August. The online streaming gig is a gift for fans who’ve supported them throughout the decades, while also paying tribute to those who’ve fought for and strived to preserve the country’s independence. You can purchase the RM35 tickets at www.galactix.asia.

 

Yazmin Does Us Proud

Teenage Malaysian-Filipno vocalist Yazmin Aziz is now a 2-time World Silver Medalist for Vocals in the World Championships of Performing Arts. She posted on her social media, “I am beyond grateful especially since it was an on the spot decision for me to participate and record my entry video. I now look forward to WCOPA 2021 in Disneyland, California.” Meanwhile, do check out her first self-penned single in English called ‘Heart & Soul’.

 

Anugerah Lagu Indie

Nominations are now open for the first-ever Anugerah Lagu Indie! Co-organised by Kamar Seni Studio, Hashtag Media and Angkasa Event Space, the final is scheduled for 26 September 2020 where 12 songs will be competing for top honours. The event will be streamed live on the Kamar Seni YouTube channel. Check out the Anugerah Lagu Indie social media accounts for all the details on nominations, judges and award day.

 

This Week’s New Music

We’ve seen them roaming the streets of our own suburbs, but this is probably the first time anyone has written a song about ‘Lori Hantu’! The rock n’ roll tune is by Indie singer/songwriter Azyml Yunor, and also comes with a quirky, tongue-in-cheek music video. Tumpang lalu!

Also, listen to the chat with Azmyl on the Somethin Like That with Nav podcast:

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