KUCHING (November 18): Top international artists will team up with their Sarawak counterparts to participate in the Sarawak International Music and Art Festival (SIFMA 2.0) live virtual concert this Sunday from 5pm to 7pm.
International artists performing in this community music and art festival include famous Russian dancers from the Bolshoi Ballet, award-winning conductor of the Suc Song Moi Ensemble, Mr. Quang Vinh Dong, singers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Visayan Cultural Troupe of the Philippines.
They will be joined by artists from Sarawak including the Sarawak Chinese Ensemble, KaryaTerindah Performing Arts, Dolce Chanticleer, Zephyr, Kuching Wushu Association, IMH Ethnica Orchestra, The Sarawak State Symphony Orchestra (SONS) and La Danse studio.
Those who wish to watch SIFMA 2.0 at home can now register via https://sifma.com.my/register.php# here.
Those who wish to watch the virtual live performances in a physical space can do so at Plaza Merdeka Mall, La Promenade Mall, Aeon Mall, Biddy’s Café, The Junk Mini Bazaar, Grand Magherita Hotel, The Waterfront Hotel, UCSI Hotel, Commons, Grandma Handmade Bak Kut Teh Noodles, Megalanes Sarawak, Pure Coffee in Sibu, Coco Cabana in Miri.
Viewers can also enjoy food and purchase crafts from SIFMA vendors at home via Vera Craft, Goodness Gracious, 1006 table, Ta Ko Boi, Fruitastic, Budak Gemok Street Burger, Kuya Bites, Pondok Bario, 20s Kitchen , Al Dente, My sugar bakes, Oinks, Go Geena, Pinggai, Oriental tea, Nuromen Café, Chubbs & Chill, Bing! Coffee, Sadiqin Lim Kampua, Three Tea Ice Cream, Beats Dance & Vocal Studio, Raben Beads, Oishi Japanese Restaurant, Thumbs Malaysia, ZBee Home Made and BCS.
Check out www.sifma.com.my for venue partners and supplier partners to make the most of the concert with great food and company.
Speaking at a press conference last week, State Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said the festival is an event with the community at the spirit and seeks to benefit those involved and connected to the festival all over the world.
“SIFMA gives viewers the opportunity to immerse themselves in world-class entertainment while learning about different cultures and watching healthy entertainment from participating countries,” he said.
Organized by International Music House Kuching (IMH) and sponsored by the Sarawak Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MTAC), this Sunday’s virtual event will be broadcast live not only in Sarawak, but also in Peninsular Malaysia. and in the rest of the world. via its partners and site providers.
Abdul Karim praised the event as part of the measures to revive the state’s tourism industry.
“When the pandemic hit, the whole world suddenly came to a halt. And like the rest of the world, we have had to suspend many programs, including events already on the state tourist calendar, ”he said.
Among SIFMA’s highlights is the ongoing forum titled ‘Let’s Talk’, featuring inspiring stories and advice from professionals and enthusiasts in the music and arts community.
There will be a special screening at @sifmaofficalfacebook on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
SIFMA’s media partners are TVS, BorneoTalk, The Borneo Post, Sin Chew Daily, Astro Awani, Era Sarawak, MY Sarawak, hitz Sarawak, UKAS, Sarawak Edition, Dayak Daily, New Sarawak Tribune and Suara Sarawak.
Those wishing to be a part of SIFMA can register today and reserve their e-tickets for the virtual event on November 21 by registering http://www.sifma.com.my/register.php# here.
For more information, for a general request by e-mail [email protected] and for ticket registration by e-mail [email protected]