Konsert Rakyat left festival goers wanting more

All the artistes performing together to cap the evening.

By Jaythaleela K

Miri, Oct 12: Some 2,000 crowd who turned up for the Konsert Rakyat were not left disappointed in the three-hour event, which featured Faizal Tahir and Iban diva Melissa Francis among others.

A colourful line-up of local artistes took part in the free concert at the Coco Cabana here, yesterday, organised by the state government in conjunction with the 83rd birthday celebration of the Sarawak Governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud.

This included popular Iban singer Ricky Andrewson, Firdaus Materang, Bibiyanti, Dreamage, D’ Voice, Norafizah Busman, Raquel Then, Siti Hajar, as well as the famed World music group Tuku Kame.


Top Malaysian singer Faizal Tahir, headlining for the evening, kept the crowd going with a 20-minute set featuring hit songs Ragaman, Gemuruh and Assalamualaikum.

Songstress Melissa Francis, another top attraction for the night, performed her new hit Pengidup Aku, which set a new milestone for the veteran singer after the music video attracted over 100,000 viewers on YouTube.

Melissa Francis entertaining the crowd.
A firework display to wrap up the evening.

Among those present for the evening included Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting.

The concert, among an array of events organised in Miri over the weekend as the city hosted the Head of State’s birthday do, wrapped up at around 11.30pm with a 15-minute grant fireworks display. — DayakDaily