Sunday, February 28, 2010

News: Marcell gives Dayang reason to smile

Singer Dayang Nurfaizah’s dream to perform a duet with famed Indonesian singer Marcell has finally materialised, writes HIZREEN KAMAL.

NEVER mind that Dayang Nurfaizah’s ardent wish to stage her first solo concert is yet to be realised. She still has reason to smile. This petite singer, with 10 albums under her belt, is happy that her dream to collaborate with her favourite Indonesian artiste, the singer/actor/drummer Marcell, has turned into a reality.

“I have always wanted to work with Marcell, from the time I first heard his singing years ago. But I feared he might not even agree. After all, he is a big name in Indonesia,” said the 29-year-old.

Apart from that, there is also the issue of the singers being under different labels, making it difficult for a collaboration to take off. But that was in the past. Marcell’s agreement to record a duet with Dayang materialised last year. Dayang was over the moon.

“Of course I was excited when Marcell gave a thumbs up to this collaboration. It’s a dream come true for me. He has a great talent and his voice is superb... and our vocals gel,” said Dayang. The duet entitled Sayang is composed by Omar K, with lyrics by Nur Iman. Omar K composed the song eight years ago and gave it to Dayang in 2008.

As soon as she heard the song, Dayang knew that it should be a duet with Marcell. “It’s a catchy number and I could only visualise Marcell singing it with me,” she added. And only if she could not get him that she would sing the song solo.

The recording took only two hours at a studio in Petaling Jaya last September. The song will be included in both the singers’ upcoming albums. Marcell, who is popular for his song Semusim, likes the song very much. “It is easy listening and I was excited to perform it with Dayang,” said this 33-year-old, who is enamoured with Dayang’s vocals.

He too had wanted to collaborate with Dayang. He first heard her on one of her Live in Planet Hollywood albums four years ago. “Dayang has a unique voice which has a lot of soul.

"She reminds me of African American singer Brandy,” he added. During the recording, Marcell had the opportunity to get to know Dayang better. “She is a dedicated singer. Besides being humble, she enjoys sharing ideas.

I find that refreshing coming from someone who has been in the industry for a decade,” said Marcell, admitting that he had fun doing this project.

Both singers will be sharing the stage at a special showcase on March 7 at Hard Rock Café Kuala Lumpur at 11pm. The 90-minute performance will see each singing four songs and Sayang. They will be backed by a group of musicians, led by Jenny Chin as music director.

On the progress of Dayang’s upcoming studio effort to be released in July, in addition to Sayang, she has already recorded two tracks — Ku Temu Cahaya (composed by Yasin) and Life With You (Omar K and Zain of Sad Angry Babies, with lyrics by Shal).

On other developments, Marcell has a lot on his plate. While currently busy promoting his single from his fourth album Takkan Terganti in Indonesia, he is also working at putting out a grunge album with his band Konspirasi, in which he is the drummer. He is also down for two feature films — an action comedy and a drama.

Source: NST Online.

Dayang Nurfaizah @ Sambutan Hari Wanita Sedunia Bersama 3R

What? International Women Day Celebration with 3R

Where? Central Park, Bandar Utama

When? 13 Mac 2010, Saturday, 2:00-8:00pm

Celebrates International Women 2010 with the hosts of 3R - Tini, Celina and Rafidah. And of course Dayang Nurfaizah will be there too!

For more info, please click HERE

Win FREE Tickets to Dayang & Marcell Sayang Showcase

Menangi tiket Showcase Dayang & Marcell - Sayang. Pastikan anda menonton Era TV pada 4 Mac 2010, jam 10:30 malam di saluran Astro RIA 104. Peraduan hanya terbuka kepada yang 21 tahun ke atas sahaja

Win tickets to Dayang & Marcell Sayang Showcase. make sure you watch Era TV on 4 Mar 2010, 10:30pm at Astro Ria Chanel 104. Contest opens to 21 years old and above only.

Dayang Nurfaizah Celebrates Women Charity Dinner


Where? One Bangsar Ballroom, Jalan Ara, Bangsar, KL.

When? 28 March 2010 (7:30-10:30pm)

Why? Charity Dinner/ Showcase in support of the Malaysian Aids Foundation)

How? FOR DAYANG NURFAIZAH FANS ONLY - PLEASE CONTACT, JUDD @ 012- 9344 071. As they have limited number of seats, please purchase your ticket early. It's RM200 per person for dinner and performance.

Don't miss this great cause. The Malaysian Aids Foundation Theme Song - Ku Temu Cahaya will be previewed at the dinner.

Friday, February 12, 2010

TV: Dayang Nurfaizah @ Jia Yu 2010 Chinese New Year Special

Poster was taken from RW Genting website.

Watch Dayang Nurfaizah performs along with other Chinese stars in the Year of the Tiger.

1) 中·马·越·春节晚会2010 / 2010 Chinese New Year Special

1st Run: 13/2/2010 @ 2000-2400

(Repeat): 2830-0830

2) 家娱户晓迎新岁 / Jia Yu 2010 Chinese New Year Special

1st Run: 27/2/2010 @ 2000-2300

(Repeat): 0930-1230, 1630-1930

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Download: Dayang Nurfaizah - Ku Temu Cahaya

Here are the RBT & Full song download codes for KU TEMU CAHAYA - 2nd single.

Download instructions


dail *131*155292# and press CALL/SEND


Type CT 0078405 and send to 2000


type CMT 71843 and send to 22990


Type CT 200340 and send to 28118

Full song (Maxis Only!)

Type FS L70835 and send to 32010

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