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Imran Ajmain 100 Hari Acoustic Tour Reminisced…


(Graphics poster courtesy of imranajmain.com)

I did say in one of my previous entries that this blog will be on hiatus during the blessed month of Ramadhan. As in years past, it has been that way, as I normally do not attend any functions or events related to the entertainment scene during this month. But I know I owe the readers of my blog this particular entry, which is why I decided to dust the three-week old cobwebs away and return for a short update. We are already halfway into the fasting month and we’re left with another two weeks. I hope that each and everyone of you are doing well, in the pink of health and grabbing every possible opportunity that Almighty Allah have bestowed upon us this month. Such is the beauty of Ramadhan, that I wish it could be a daily occurrence.

Anyway back to the event that I attended a few days after Anugerah Planet Muzik 2011 was held here in Singapore. Imran Ajmain‘s “100 Hari Acoustic Tour“, was a celebration to commemorate him quitting smoking for good. It all began with him doing the countdown to 100 days on social networking sites Twitter and Facebook back in February 2011, without telling anyone what he was counting down for. By the end of it, he achieved his mission and the acoustic tour was one that he wanted to share with his ardent followers. The last I attended Imran‘s showcase was back on 26 February 2008 at the Arts House @ Old Parliament Building. I did attend the launch of his second album “Punca Dan Tindakan” a year and a half after that at Rendezvous Hotel, but it did not quite count as a showcase, even though he sang a majority of the songs found in the album that night.

This showcase featured the likes of Dr. Fazley Yaakob, eternally remembered for the hit “Asmara Ini” and Hydir Idris, a semi-finalist of Anugerah 2009, who in my opinion was one of the favourites to win in that year’s competition. I dunno if it was secretly planned or was it impromptu, but our talented local act, Roze Kasmani, who was in the audience was also roped in to sing with Dr. Fazley and Imran himself. This was a feel good (and not to mention, sold-out) event shared by everyone who came. This was evident from the smiling faces that left the venue, Badoque Cafe, feeling extremely satisfied. With good company, excellent service, great entertainment and of course the tantalising menu, what more could we have asked for??? It was a night to be remembered and even if Dr. Fazley did not sing some of my personal favourites like “Cerita Asmara“, “Hujan” and “Sesaat Kau Tiada“, I have no complaints and went home a happy man…

Snapshots of Imran Ajmain’s 100 Hari Acoustic Tour in Singapore

Imran welcoming us to the showcase…

Hydir Idris opened the show with three songs…

He surprised yours truly for having the gift to play the guitar…

Most importantly, Hydir is more composed and at ease performing as compared to two years ago…

I last watched Dr. Fazley performing live at Anugerah Planet Muzik 2002…

He has lost none of his charisma and stage presence… The trademark moustache is gone though… Hahahah…

An Imran Ajmain showcase is never complete without his interesting anecdotes…

I guess that’s what the fans missed, besides his presence on stage to entertain us with his soulful voice…

The night’s performers with their accompanying sessionists, Ucop (left) and Syazwan (right)…

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  1. Pingback: “Ya Saya” Showcase Promo… « Da’ KRUsader’s Manor™

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