Kicking off tonight is the digital concert series featuring three Malaysian artistes: singers Shila Amzah
and Alena Murang, as well as violinist Josh Kua.
“Music has the ability to shift moods, ignite hope and bring people together,” said Joanne Kua, Chief Executive Office of KSK Group and Managing Director of KSK Land in a press statement.
“In this digital version of the ‘Kempinski Concertini,’ we are excited to join a talented roster of local musicians to share the soothing power of music as we continue to adjust to life under self-quarantine.”
Sarawakian musician Alena Murang, who sings, dances and plays the sape (a traditional lute instrument), will be the first to perform this evening as part of the three-part Instagram Live series, “Kempinski Concertini: A Digital Concert Series by 8 Conlay”.
Alena’s 30-minute performance will be live-streamed on 8 Conlay’s Instagram page at 8pm.
The following performance will be on 24 April (Friday) by KL-based violinist Josh Kua
. It will also be live-streamed at 8pm on the same Instagram page.
Last but not least, KL-born singer Shila Amzah, who is well known for her ability to sing in Malay, English and Chinese, will wrap up the concert series on 3 May (Sunday), also at 8pm.
The digital concert series by 8 Conlay, the future home to the first and only Kempinski Hotel in Malaysia, was inspired by the hotelier’s “Kempinski Concertini”, which was a global initiative launched in 2017 as a way to promote local music culture. It also provides a platform to young musicians to present themselves to an international audience around the world.