Tuesday, January 27, 2015

‘Czech out’ these funky Country Sisters at the Miri Country Music Fest

KUCHING: The Country Sisters from Czech Republic will be bringing country music from the heart of Europe to this year’s Miri Country Music Fest (MCMF) on Feb 7 at ParkCity Everly Hotel in Miri.

Known for their energetic performance, the six-member band is expected to get the crowd dancing to their funky country tunes comprising traditional western country, rock and roll and their own original compositions.

According to a press statement, each of the band members masters at least two musical instruments and the band has released 14 CDs and three DVDs thus far. The band has also played in more than 2,000 concerts worldwide and receiving numerous awards.

Believed to be the only country music festival in the region, the upcoming MCMF will also feature other well-known country music bands such as Hi Breed from Kuching, Starlet Band (Miri), Mel and Joe (Singapore), Os Pombos (Kuala Lumpur), Rani and the Westom Country Band (Indonesia) and Kareem Salama (USA).

Organised by Planet Conventions and Events Sdn Bhd, the one-day festival is also endorsed by Miri City Council and Malaysia Conventions and Exhibition Bureau and supported by ParkCity Everly Hotel Miri, Sarawak Tourism Board, US Embassy, MASWings Sdn Bhd, BNB Tech Sdn Bhd and Planet Borneo Travel and Tour Services Sdn Bhd.

The day’s programme include the festival bazaar offering wide varieties of food stuff, games and souvenirs, music workshop, line dance workshop and country music concert. The bazaar will begin from noon while the workshop is from 2pm to 5pm.