ASIA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 PERFORMER: ANTHONY DASSAN

The inaugural Asia Music Festival (AMF) will be held on the October 2013 at Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club in Miri. It has been an arduous task for the organiser, Sarawak Tourism Board to select bands for this inaugural festival due to the tremendous interest expressed in this first ever Music Festival featuring only Asian bands.

One of the bands expected to attract attention is Anthony Dassan Yen Party. Originating from Reddypalayam, a small town in Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, Anthony Daasan is a real folk artist. He is not just a singer for the group but also dances on stage, acts, juggle, does acrobatics and even plays a few instruments. He has his own style and wherever he performs, be it in international festivals all over the world or in villages, his unique style draws people to him.

Anthony travels and performs with his Band “Anthony in Party”. The performances in their song and dance, which incorporates the Folk music of Tamil Nadu conjures images of the flowing Vaigai and Poigai rivers and of rich rice harvests brought into the Anthony usually sporting his characteristic bandana and urumi (a traditional double headed folk drum from Tamil Nadu) on a sling will always prove that he is the man of the show with his dance-music performance, cheeky onstage banter and infallible.

Other bands that have been confirmed for AMF this year are The Foxy Girls (Indonesia), Bembol Rockers (Philippines), V.Star Band (Korea), Boy Thai Band (Thailand), Soesah Tidoer (Indonesia), Fakhrul Razi (Brunei) and several Malaysian bands.

You should not miss this amazing band at the inaugural Asia Music Festival. Other than coming as an audience, the organiser is also encouraging people to be involved as volunteers at the festival. The online application for volunteering is available via the festival’s website at www.asiamusicfestival.net.

Thousands are expected to come to this event to experience yet another 2 days of fun and excitement. AMF promises the most electrifying eclectic, mix-genre of live music comprising bands from the Asian region that will thrill the crowds.

Entry tickets are priced only at RM30 for adults and RM15 for children/studentsaged 3-18 (ID required during entry).

Tickets available from all STB’s office andVisitors Information Centre located at Old Court House, Kuching (+6 082-423600),Jalan Melayu, Miri (+6 085-434180) and Jalan Tukang Besi, Sibu (+6 084-340980) from Monday September 9th.

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