Pelangi FM honours local artistes

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THOUSANDS turned up at the Jerudong Amphitheatre yesterday to cheer and support their favorite local artistes and bands during the 2012-2013 Pelangi Awards.

They were treated to several colourful performances by guest local artistes such as Aziz Harun, Rapul Rezal, Juju Junaidi and Udt Band as well as traditional song and dance in between announcing the winners of this year’s Pelangi Award.

There were six categories in the Pelangi Awards 2012-2013 namely the Chosen New Solo Artist; Chosen Duo/Group; Chosen Male Vocal; Chosen Female Vocal; Chosen Duo/Group Vocal and Chosen Song and also a Special Award.

During the award presentation ceremony, upcoming artist, Ezah Hashim won both the Chosen Female Vocal and the Chosen New Solo Artist.

Meanwhile, Fakhrul Razi took both the Special Award and the Chosen Male Vocal.

The special award was in recognition of Fahkrul Razi’s endeavors in the music scene which began from when he was 14 years old and the various awards he had won over the years.

For the Chosen Duo/Group category, the award went to The Seeds, an acoustic duo band comprising Dillah and Hardee.

Four-piece band Have A Safe Fall comprising Adilah, Richmond, Bryant and Mark Jay took the Chosen New Duo/Group Vocal.

At the culmination of the award ceremony, the guest of honour, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Datin Paduka Hj Adina Othman, presented the award for The Chosen Song to Maria for her Malay song titled “Jika Tiada Jalan Lain”.

Last night’s Pelangi Awards ceremony was the fifth held and since its initiation, few Bruneians artistes were able to use their accomplishment at the award show as a stepping stone to be further recognised regionally and internationally.

International platforms include the ABU TV Song Festival 2012 in Seoul Korea and Anugerah Planet Music 2013 Singapore.

The awards show, which was organised by Pelangi FM, serves as a form of reward and recognition from Pelangi FM, RTB to local artistes, composers, lyricist, musician, producers and vocalists who are active in Brunei music scene.

The show is held bi-annually to enable the artist to produce high quality composition.

The Brunei Times