Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Reggae envoy Ras to join stars at Asia Music Fest

KUCHING: Regga ambassador of Indonesia Ras Muhamad will join the star line-up at the upcoming 2nd Asia Music Festival (AMF) at Eastwood Valley Golf and Country Club in Miri from Oct 3 to 4.

The reggae musician, whose musical influences also range from hip-hop, Indonesian traditional and pop music, jazz, metal to world music, lyrically draws many of his inspirations from hip-hop icons such as Rakim, KRS-One, Nas and Wu-Tang, said Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) in a press statement.

He had collaborated and recorded music with Indonesian pop icons such as Glen Fredly, Tompi and Element while Indonesian jazz legend Indra Lesmana has also worked with Ras.

The award-winning Ras has also received many awards for his musical talents such as the 2013 Best Reggae Song for ‘Prosa Tinju Lima Jari’, 2012 Best Reggae for Indonesia Cutting-Edge Music Awards and 2013 Nominated Best Reggae Composition for ‘Negeri Pelangi’.

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