Thursday, 27 May 2010

Pengetahuan berguna untuk dikongsi dari Lea Salonga

Nama LEA SALONGA memang tidak perlu diperkenalkan lagi di dalam bidang seni suara dan pementasan. Anak kelahiran Filipina ini mencipta nama ketika berumur 7 tahun dengan berlakon di dalam pementasan The King and I. Ketika mencapai umur 10 tahun beliau telah menerbitkan sebuah album bertajuk "Small Voice" yang mana telah mendapat sambutan peminat-peminat seni suara.

Pada tahun 1989 ketika beliau berumur 17 tahun beliau telah dipilih untuk memegang watak Kim di dalam pementasan drama Miss Saigon oleh penerbit British yang menjelajah ke seluruh Asia mencari pelakon, setelah gagal menemui pelakon Asia yang sesuai di UK. Lakonan beliau di dalam drama tersebut telah memenangi the Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical bagi tahun 1989-1990.

Pada 10 Januari 2004, Salonga berkahwin dengan Robert Charles Chien, berketurunan Cina-Jepun, Pengarah Urusan  sebuah syarikat perisian hiburan di Los Angeles. Salonga yang kini berumur 39 tahun mempunyai seorang anak berumur 4 tahun.

Ikuti rakaman perbincangan beliau dengan remaja-remaja Malaysia di Borneo Rainforest Club, Bandar Sunway pada 20 Mei 2010 yang sempat saya rakamkan untuk faedah remaja-remaja kita yang berminat di dalam bidang seni suara dan pementasan.









Thursday, 20 May 2010

KERONCONG KASIH MENYUSUR ZAMAN




The PETRONAS Performing Arts Group rekindles the fading glory of the keroncong in two glittering performances with renowned artists Dato' Yusni Hamid, Adilla Idris, Bob Yusof and young talent, Jamilah Abu Bakar. The delightful evening features music specially arranged for keroncong ensemble and symphonic orchestra, under the direction of Ahmad Muriz Che Rose. Don't miss evergreen favourites such as Alunan Biola, Uda dan Dara, Tinggalah (Mustika Hati) and many more on 7 and 8 June 2010 at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas


Ticket Prices: RM 60.00, RM 50.00, RM 30.00, RM 15.00


Dress Code: Smart Casual

Monday, 3 May 2010

Remembering Teresa Teng (1953-1995)







Teresa Teng was born on 29th January 1953 in Tienyang, Taiwan. She was educated at Ginling Girls High School, Taiwan. She began singing as early as five and began to stand out during her primary school. She gave up her formal education in her third year of middle school and began concentrating on her singing career.

In 1968, she became famous after giving a performance on a popular music programme in Taiwan, and released eight albums within the next two years. In 1973, she entered the Japanese market, taking part in Japan’s KĊhaku Uta Gassen, a year-round singing match of the most successful artists of that year, and won the prize for “Best New Singing Star”.

In 1974, with the song “Airport”, she conquered Japan, where she remained a leading star despite a short exile in 1979 when she was deported for having entered on a fake Indonesian passport, bought for US$20,000, a deception rendered necessary by a break in relations between Taiwan and Japan on China’s entry to the UN Security Council.

Singing in Cantonese, Japanese and English as well as her native Mandarin, Teng was soon popular as far as Malaysia and Indonesia.

She was well known and her music was also hugely popular in mainland China despite the fact that the authorities had branded most Western music, including her music, as “decadent”. However, she was never to perform there. She performed in Paris during the 1989 Tiananmen student uprising, singing for the students and proclaiming her support for them and for democracy.

Teng died from a severe asthma attack while on holiday in Chiang Mai, Thailand at the age of 42 on May 8, 1995.