Close to 56 years after the original track “Gelora” was recorded by national icons P. Ramlee & Saloma for the film ‘Seniman Bujang Lapok’, SEAN GHAZI has released a reimagining of the well-loved song, introducing longtime collaborator IDA MARIANA, along with a brand new video directed by Tate Mario Ghazi.
‘Gelora’ is the first single outside of Sean’s debut album, SEAN GHAZI ‘SEMALAM’. The music was recorded in the United States, with vocals recorded in the US and Kuala Lumpur.
The track features a new ‘fever-esque’ arrangement by Sean’s US band—the ‘Stylo Mylos’ during his tenure in the US.
Following the launch, Sean and Ida also announced their three-day showcase performance at The Gardens Theater, Mid Valley City, on September 6, 7 and 8.
GELORA – The Tarakucha Big Band Extravaganza!
Dates: 6,7 & 8 September 2017
Venue: The Gardens Theater at Mid Valley City
Tickets: RM170 / RM125 / RM100 / RM70
‘Gelora – The Tarakucha Big Band Extravaganza!’ will be staged as part of the DiverseCity Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival (KLIAF).
It presents TARAKUCHA! – a high-styled, high-octane big band act with a vintage Malaysian twist – Sean’s very own brainchild that celebrates Malaysia’s musical heritage with songs by the nation’s greats including P. Ramlee, Sudirman and Jimmy Boyle. Classic songs are presented with humor, class and pizazz while taking inspiration from global influences and the band also features their own original compositions written and performed in the same fun retro style.
With Sean who sings lead vocals with Ida, TARAKUCHA! features a 10-piece ensemble of some of the finest Malaysian musicians led by musical director, Nish Tham, with supporting act by The Kuchettes – Izlyn Ramli, Maya Tan, Ruzana Ibrahim, Suhaili Micheline & Sabrina Hassan.
Sean hopes music and culture enthusiasts will come to watch ‘Gelora – The Tarakucha Big Band Extravaganza!’, joining in the excitement whilst supporting his aspiration to bring the sounds of vintage Malaysian music to a global audience, seeing the need to play a role in keeping some of the country’s musical heritage alive.
Tickets for ‘Gelora – The Tarakucha Big Band Extravaganza!’ are priced at RM170, RM125. RM100 & RM70 and can be purchased at www.tix.my.
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