Celebrating Legends: ABBA and Queen Tribute Concert Rocks BCCK Kuching!

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Electrifying Experience for Music Lovers at A Tribute to ABBA and Queen Concert

Celebrating Legends ABBA and Queen Tribute Concert Rocks BCCK Kuching!
Celebrating Legends ABBA and Queen Tribute Concert Rocks BCCK Kuching!

A Night to Remember at BCCK, Kuching

Music enthusiasts and fans of iconic bands ABBA and Queen gathered in Kuching for a night of nostalgia and musical brilliance at the Dancing Queen Concert – A Tribute to ABBA and Queen. Held at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) on June 23, this event promised and delivered an unforgettable experience.

The Lineup: A Tribute Fit for Legends

The concert featured stellar performances by internationally acclaimed tribute bands and musicians. ABBORN, the award-winning ABBA tribute act from Europe, mesmerized the audience with their authentic renditions of ABBA classics. From the energetic “Waterloo” to the infectious “Dancing Queen,” ABBORN took everyone on a journey through the timeless hits of the Swedish pop sensations.

Killer Queen, led by Alfred Ayal, often hailed as the Freddie Mercury of Indonesia, electrified the stage with their rendition of Queen’s anthems. Opening with “One Vision,” they commanded the crowd’s attention and had them singing along to iconic tracks such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” and “We Are The Champions.”

Special Guest Performances and Local Talent

Adding local flavor to the international tribute acts, Asia’s top guitarist Alif Putra joined the lineup, showcasing his virtuosity akin to Steve Vai. The concert also featured poignant moments, including an acoustic rendition of Queen’s “Love of My Life” by Sarawak’s own Michael King, Malaysian singer-songwriter Dewi Liana Seriestha, and Alfred Ayal, touching the hearts of the audience.

Former beauty queen Larissa Ping wowed the crowd with her soulful sape performance, highlighting Sarawak’s rich musical heritage and adding a unique touch to the evening.

Government Support and Audience Reception

The event garnered significant support from the government, with Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah expressing delight at the turnout of approximately 2,000 attendees, including visitors from outside the state. The minister emphasized the cultural significance of ABBA’s music, particularly resonant with those who grew up during the band’s heyday in the 70s.

Celebrities and Dignitaries in Attendance

The concert drew a notable crowd of dignitaries and public figures, including Abdul Karim’s wife Datin Sri Zuraini Abdul Jabbar, Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneur Development Datuk Dr. Ripin Lamat, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Datuk Sebastian Ting, Front Row Entertainment Sdn Bhd managing director Ameerah Alsree, and organizing chairman Mohamed Zaid Zaini. Their presence underscored the event’s significance within the cultural and entertainment landscape of Sarawak.

Conclusion: Celebrating Musical Legacies

The Dancing Queen Concert – A Tribute to ABBA and Queen not only celebrated the enduring legacies of ABBA and Queen but also showcased the universal appeal of their music across generations and cultures. With stellar performances, heartfelt tributes, and a diverse lineup of talent, the concert proved to be a highlight of the year for music lovers in Kuching and beyond.

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