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Feat. Zaleha Hamid, Masnie, Rahila Rashun & The Band (MY, SG)
Dance your evening away with Malaysia’s Queen of Dangdut Zaleha Hamid, Singapore dangdut princess Masnie, with rising star and alumni of the Dangdut Academy Asia 3 competition Rahila Rashun! Catch them live in this special collaboration!
Dangdut is a popular folk music style that emerged in Indonesia since the late 1960s, and has evolved over the decades. It is synonymous with energetic, percussion-driven pop music that is greatly influenced by Hindustani and Arabic music.
About Zaleha Hamid
Hailed as the Queen of Dangdut in Singapore and Malaysia during the 1980s, Zaleha Hamid (born in 1957) is one of the pioneers of dangdut music, and is known for hits such as Dangdut Reggae Kerana Pengalaman Jangan Segan Segan Sakit Tapi Asyik and Teruna Idaman.
Masnie, whose real name is Masni Mohamed (born in 1979), is well known in the Singapore dangdut circuit. She participated in Asia Bagus in 1991 before becoming a recording artiste and acted in 2007 Telemovie Pawang Putih Pawang Merah. With more than 10 years of experience singing in clubs, Masnie currently performs at Scarlet City Club and Happy Days Club with the Kalahari band.
About Rahila Rashun
Nurul Rahila Rashun, better known as Rahila Rashun (born in 1996), is known for her participation in Malaysia singing competition Akademi Fantasia 2016. She reached the semi-finals stage of the competition and emerged as one of the top six. She also participated in Dangdut Academy Asia 3, competing with contestants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Thailand and Brunei. She was the first Singapore contestant to make it into the top seven.
PESTA RAYA FESTIVAL
Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts showcases the best in theatre, dance, and music from the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago). Taking place from 27 – 30 Jun 2019 and coinciding with the celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the 18th edition of the festival returns this year with three newly commissioned works in its line-up of ticketed and free performances.
Click here for the full programme line-up.
Credits: Esplanade Co Ltd
Duration: 30 minutes per set