KUCHING: Sarawak Cultural Village’s band, Tuku Kame, will represent Malaysia at the coming 12th World Championship of Performing Arts (Wcopa), which is recognised internationally as the ‘Talent Olympics’.
The band is made up of Jerry Kamit, Wilbert Kamit, Mohd Fadzli Abdullah, Osaini Razak and Johari Morshidi.
Tuku Kame won the ticket to Wcopa after they emerged victorious at the ‘Worldstars Road to Hollywood’ competition at Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur.
The band won in the group performance category with their song ‘Puteri Santubong’ while Jerry’s sape virtuosity beat two other finalists who played the violin and trumpet in the solo category.
They are expected to present the traditional music of Sarawak combined with modern rhythms at Wcopa which would be held in Hollywood in the United States of America from July 11 to 19.
Besides Tuku Kame, another Sarawakian artiste, Bob AF, would be joining the 24-member Malaysian contingent at the Wcopa.
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