Fun and fundraising at Nottingham
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.