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Young musicians make Malaysia proud on international platform

Published by Afterschool.my on Apr 28, 2015, 03:42 pm

Malaysia's representative showcased their uniqueness through Turkish pop songs using sapelele.

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They wowed the crowd and at the same time won the Best Musical Performance award during the International Children's Festival 2015.

The team also highlighted their talents through the dance such as inang, joget and zapin during the festival held in Sakarya, Turkey.

Held from 20 to 26 April, the Malaysian team was represented by 20 students from SMK Cheras and SMK Aminuddin Baki, Kuala Lumpur.

Head Contingent, Umi Salbiah Abdul Rahman said the awards were unexpected as it was the team's first time participation overseas. Some viewers were also seen flying the Malaysian flag during the national team's performance.

The sapelele is a combination of the sape (a traditional Sarawak music instrument) and the ukulele, invented by musician Jeffrey Yong.

In addition to the participation of troops involved, Malaysia also represented 40 other students aged between 10 and 15 years from Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Mr Buyong, Sarawak; SMK Kota Samarahan Sarawak; SK Jalan Datuk Palembang, Melaka; and SK Taman Tun Dr Ismail (2), Kuala Lumpur.

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