Crazy Rich Asians movie sets re­lease date

The Sun (Malaysia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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

ZULKIFLI ERSAL/ THESUN

(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).

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