February 4, 2017
Your Weekend Entertainment–Indonesia’s Country Balladeer Tantowi Yahya
Dr. Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican stumbled upon Tantowi Yahya. At first we thought he is from Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Actually, he is from Indonesia, our neighbour. Anyway he sounds great with his renditions in country and western style in the traditions of Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash. Without further ado, here is Tantowi Yahya as your entertainer for this weekend.–Dr. Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican
Bonus: Sabai Sabai Khmer Version
Sabai Sabai at Malaysian Thai Festival:
January 22, 2017
Remembering Singapore’s Kartina Dahari
Dr Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican have pleasure in presenting Singapore’s First Lady of Song, the late Kartina Dahari for this weekend. She has a beautiful voice befitting the kerongchong medium and will be missed by her many fans including Din Merican. –Dr. Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kartina Dahari (12 November 1941 – 30 April 2014) was a Singaporean Malay singer and entertainer who was a fixture on television and radio from the 1950s to the 1980s. Dahari, who was nicknamed “Queen of Keroncong,” a type of Malay folk music popular at the time, was best known for her hit single, “Sayang Di Sayang” (“Lover is Loved”), which was composed by Zubir Said. She was the first Malay language singer to record English language songs, releasing four EPs, two LPs and four singles in that language.
Dahari was born to a family of Malay and Javanese origin.In 2009, Dahari was awarded a Golden Award (Perdana Emas), which was presented to her by former President of Singapore S. R. Nathan. She was also the recipient of the Artistic Excellence Award, which was bestowed on her in 2010 by The Composers and Authors Society of Singapore.
Her last public appearance took place at the Esplanade, Singapore in 2013 when she went on stage to express her appreciation for the support shown by the organizers and her fans, at the close of her tribute concert performed by her peers. In March 2015 Dahari became the first singer/entertainer to be inducted into the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame.
December 31, 2016
Welcome 2017 with Malaysia’s Lady of Song–Ms. Shiela Majid
2017 is just a few hours away. Dr Kamsiah and Din Merican present Malaysia’s Lady of Song, Ms Sheila Majid as the guest entertainer for your listening pleasure. We wish you all our friends all over the world a Great New Year from Kuala Lumpur and Phnom Penh. Thank you for your comments on the blog.–Dr. Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican
December 10, 2o16
Xmas is Just Around the Corner–Let there be Peace, Harmony and Goodwill Among us
Only 2 weeks away, so let the Christmas spirit open our hearts. It is a time of great cheer among us irrespective of race, colour, creed and religion ( except for those bigoted Muslims in Malaysia). Dr. Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican present you all around the world with a collection of Xmas songs. Enjoy your holidays .–Dr, Kamisah Haider and Din Merican
December 3, 2016
Your weekend entertainer for the Weekend–Harry Belafonte
By presenting Harry Belafonte, we hope we can divert your attention from the 2016 UMNO General Assembly, which is being stage managed to boost the sagging morale and battered image of its President.
Our best wishes for this first week in December with Christmas only weeks away. As we all know, 2017 will open with the inauguration of President-Elect Donald J. Trump as the 45th POTUS.
November 26, 2016
Fats Domino–Our Guest for this Weekend
Dr. Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican present Fats Domino of the Rock ”n’ Roll era. He appeared on the music scene in the 1950s together with Rock ‘n’ Rollers like Bill Haley and His Comets, Elvis Presley and others who brightened up the 1950s with their unique brand of all American music. Enjoy your Sunday.–Dr. Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican