Fun and fundrais­ing at Not­ting­ham

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HIGHER EDUCATION -

STU­DENTS at The Univer­sity of Not­ting­ham Malaysia Cam­pus (UNMC) re­cently pre­sented the first Gen­er­a­tion Y Mu­sic Fes­ti­val (GYMF) 2013 in aid of Na­tional Can­cer So­ci­ety Malaysia (NCSM) and Pe­nang Hospice So­ci­ety.

This stu­dent-led ini­tia­tive, in­volv­ing mem­bers of UNMC’s Mu­sic So­ci­ety, show­cased young and up­com­ing lo­cal tal­ent at a con­cert tar­geted at univer­sity stu­dents in the Klang Val­ley.

“With a va­ri­ety of per­for­mances, from the era of rock ‘n’ roll to a glam­orous fash­ion show, the con­cert was a re­flec­tion of the tal­ents and ca­pa­bil­i­ties of the young gen­er­a­tion,” said or­gan­is­ing chair­man Thomas Lai, who is also an engineering un­der­grad­u­ate at UNMC.

The con­cert opened with a per­for­mance by Kafayat Quadri, a gui­tarist ac­com­pa­nied by mem­bers of The Tila jazz band, which is well-known for play­ing love and pop mu­sic in Ba­hasa Sunda.

A ren­di­tion by the band, Rhythm Na­tion, got the crowd roar­ing with ex­cite­ment and the Mar­quee’s graced the oc­ca­sion with an ex­cel­lent R&B per­for­mance.

An elec­tric vi­olin­ist, Denise Lau, sealed the con­cert by ser­e­nad­ing one of the spec­ta­tors with If I Were Your Man by Bruno Mars.

The con­cert show­cased tal­ents from UNMC, which in­cluded the group The In­done­sians, engineering stu­dent Ka­reema Mo­ham­mad Ramli and busi­ness stu­dent Sha­han Ahmed Shah, who pro­vided en­er­getic per­for­mances of hits by Evan­scence, Linkin Park and Paramore.

Dance per­for­mances were pro­vided by stu­dents of The Mid­dle East Dance Academy (MEDA) and Ritmo Latino Dance Academy, who paid trib­ute to Michael Jack­son with their ren­di­tion of Smooth Crim­i­nal.

Other per­form­ers at the con­cert in­cluded Sep Dola, IBI, Ariff AB, Es­ther Koh, Ke­Qing and Shawn Lee, who is the fouth ranked beat box­ing world cham­pion.

The event raised funds through the sales of con­cert tick­ets and mer­chan­dise.

The main spon­sors for the con­cert were Malakoff Cor­po­ra­tion Ber­had and Red­Box.

Sup­port­ing spon­sors in­cluded Me­dia Prima Ber­had, Asia Me­dia, Jacy Food Sdn Bhd, BP Health­care Group, BluInc Me­dia Sdn Bhd and Han­bul Sdn Bhd.

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