“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.
Kicking off tonight is the digital concert series featuring three Malaysian artistes: singers Shila Amzah and Alena Murang, as well as violinist Josh Kua.
“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.