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World Animal Groove in Kuching

| Blog | October 14, 2013

Copied from the Borneo Post dd Oct 14 13 .

Now here is the news from Kuching :

Grooving night away at World Animal Groove

by Joash Kong reporters@theborneopost.com. Posted on October 14, 2013, Monday

TRADITIONAL: The opening act by local group Gamelan SMK Matang Jaya Kuching at the WAG Music Festival. — Photo by Mohamad Rais Sanusis.

KUCHING: Concert-goers to the World Animal Groove (WAG) Festival held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) on Saturday night grooved the night away.

From traditional Malay beats of ‘keroncong’ to unique music performed using bottles, it was a light moment for revellers.

Opening a local gamelan act, SMK Matang Jaya brought to the festival songs like ‘Gelora Jiwa’, Nat King Cole’s ‘L.O.V.E’ and Adele’s catchy ‘Rumour Has It’.

DRAMATIC: World ethnic music group Nading Rhapsody brings dynamism to the music festival.

The Bottle Boys from Denmark kept the audience entertained despite the late hour by their performance using only bottles as musical instruments.

The concert-goers were also entertained by the vivacious stand-up comedian Bibi KPoh from Kuala Lumpur back by popular demand.

International acclaimed sarod player Avijit Ghosh brought melodies from India with his friend Arindam Chakravarty on the tabla.

The sarod is an Indian lute-like instrument known for its weighty sound, while the tabla is an Indian percussion instrument.

EXOTIC: Melodies that bring the scent of jasmine and images of the Taj Mahal alive with the weighty sound of the sarod and rich percussions of the tambla by Avijit Ghosh and friend Arindam Chakravarty.

Gabriel Fairuz Louis brought a touch of R&B and Pop to the festival while the group Nading Rhapsody performed world ethnic music.

The Animazing Race results were announced earlier in the night with John Lonchienne clinching first place in the Men’s category, Mohamad Ajwad Morshidi in second place and Kaliani Rajamanickan, third place.

In the Women’s category, Eng Sia Jin was the victor with Tang Sii Eng in second place and Hii Yieng Nyuk, third place.

The top collectors of donation pledges in the Wiggle Waggle Walk were Patrick Song winning both first and third places and SSPCA chairperson Rebecca D’Cruz in second place.

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