March 5, 2016
Your Weekend Music: Introducing Rumer
Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican introduce a new singing sensation, dubbed as the new Karen Carpenter, Ms Rumer, as your guest entertainer for this weekend. She came to our attention when she performed at the Obama White House concert where she sang Burt Bacharach composition, A House is not Home (below).
Ms.Rumer was born Sarah Joyce on 3 June 1979 in Islamabad, Pakistan, the youngest of seven children. Her mother’s husband was a British engineer working on the Tarbela Dam project and the family lived in a self-contained expatriate community near Islamabad.
Sarah’s mother had a relationship with her cook, who was Pakistani and is Sarah’s biological father. None of Sarah’s six siblings knew she had a different father and she did not discover this until the age of 11, when her parents divorced and the family returned to England. Sarah attended Newman School in Carlisle until she was 16, then studied drama at Dartington College of Arts in Devon before moving to London. She tried her hand in bands and waitressing.
When her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, Sarah moved to live in a caravan in the New Forest to be with her] and started writing songs. Her mother died in 2003 and Sarah had a breakdown. She joined a commune in the south of England for a year, then returned to London to pursue her music career. She later travelled to Pakistan to seek her father, but learned he had died some months before her visit.–wikipedia.
We hope you will enjoy the voice and music of Rumer. You will agree with us that Rumer is a great talent with a seductive voice.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican