Crazy Rich Asians movie sets release date
LEGENDARY rocker and songwriter Ramli Sarip ( right) is making a special appearance at the Konsert Tanah Airku, taking place at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (DFP) this Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm.
The concert is a collaboration between the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia, with Ramli invited to showcase his hits such as Kamelia, Teratai, Kau Yang Satu, and Syair Laila Majnun.
“It is always nice when you are invited to perform with [younger] musicians,” says the rock icon.
“You can share your knowledge with them, and they can share their knowledge with you. I am also eager to see how these youngsters will interpret my songs.”
Even at 65, Ramli still has fans who are eager to see him perform, while his songs continue to entice a whole new generation.
Surprisingly, Ramli says that growing up, he never had any strong ambitions to be a musician.
“I remember loving sports, and was a good athlete in school,” says Ramli. “I loved to rear fish and collect butterflies.
“You should always have a hobby, especially when you retire. If you do not have a hobby, you will die fast.
“These days, my hobby is reading books.”
In 1969, the then-17-year-old Ramli started the rock band Sweet Charity, with him as lead singer.
After releasing seven albums, he left the band to pursue a solo career in 1986.
To date, he has released 12 solo albums, and counts among his many hits such songs as Nyanyian Serambi, Panah Beracun, Bahasa Terindah, Perjalanan Hidup, Doa Buat Kekasih and Sejuta Wajah.
“Sometimes, you need to write 50 songs just to get one hit,” he THE wedding comedy based on Kevin Kwan’s hit novel will arrive in August 2018, with Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr. and Ken Jeong among its star cast.
Crazy Rich Asians is a bestselling 2013 book about three Singaporean families, and the cultural kerfuffles that occur soon after they all meet up for one of high society’s most glamorous weddings.
The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), a US college professor who accompanies boyfriend Nick (Golding) to a family wedding in Singapore, only to discover that he is actually from an extremely wealthy family, and is highly sought after by a caché of eligible women.
There she meets Nick’s formidable mother Eleanor (Yeoh), his supremely well-off best friend Colin (Chris Pang) and a cadre of cousins and potential suitors for Nick.
After the success of Crazy Rich Asians, Kwan went on to pen follow-ups China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems.
Directing the comedy is Jon M. Chu, who built his career on the Step Up franchise and several Justin Bieber concert recordings.
He most recently steered the live-action adaptation of a 1980s cartoon Jem and the Holograms, and then oversaw a box office smash in heist thriller Now You See Me 2. – AFP-Relaxnews
(right) Ramli will be performing some of his songs at the Konsert Tanah Airku, presented bythe Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (below, left) and Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia (below, right).