Venue : Petak A Perkarangan Stadium Nasional, Bukit Jalil
Organiser : Suria FM
Main sponsor : TM Berhad
Note : My coverage of the event was from 8.30 pm till it ended around 11.10 pm
Artistes come together for Mother Earth
KUALA LUMPUR: The crowd at the SuriaFM Green Every Day Concert 2007 danced and sang enthusiastically with the dozens of international and local acts that had come together to perform in the name of Mother Nature.
The event, believed to be the first of its kind, saw performances by about 50 artistes with acts by Singaporean, Indonesian, and local performers to promote awareness about energy conservation and climate change.
The crowd, many wearing green, flocked to car park A in Bukit Jalil where the concert was held as early as 4pm to grab spots with good views of the stage.
Performances started at 5pm with introduction and welcome acts by SuriaFM deejays.
The first to rock the stage was band Pure Vibration, followed by singers Nurfatimah, Dia Fadila, Sharin Band and Bandi.
By that time, the crowd was already dancing and rocking to the music.
However, the party came to its peak at about 9pm when popular names like Jaclyn Victor, Maya Karin and the Alleycats took to the stage.
Others who made an appearance were Faizal, Fazli Zainal, Sassy The Don, Shazzy, Syed Azmir, Zainal Abidin, Atillia, Cheryl Samad, Dayang Nurfaizah, Dina, Elyana, Farah Ashikin, Fairuz Hussein, Fauziah Ahmad Daud, Karen Kong, Khatijah Ibrahim, Noryn Aziz, Norish Karman, Sharifah Zarina, local bands such as Fabulous Cats, Fassy, Flop Poppy, Hujan, Mpire, Nrocinu, Phlowtron, Sad Angry Babies, Sixth Sense, Sofaz, and Urban Method.
Ashraf Sinclair, Fazura, Sazzy Falak, Yasmin Hani, Que Haidar, Samuel Rizal, Nicolas Saputra, and Marcella Zalianty made special appearances at the event.
The list of artistes also included Singaporean and Indonesian names Ahli Fiqir, Ferhad, Imran Ajmain, Ramli Sarip, Yuni Shara, Katon Bagaskara, Titi DJ, Tangga, Element, and Slank.
The acts might have been varied but the common message from the artistes was clear - to care and preserve the environment.
Beryle Lee, 66, who was there with her granddaughter said she heard about the event and wanted to play a part in preserving Mother Nature.
“They should have more of these events because I feel Malaysians are still ignorant when it comes to the environment. More awareness is better,” said the bookseller, adding that all environmental-related matters should start at school.
Rosemary Law, 31, said she was impressed because the entertainers had taken the time to come forward for the sake of the environment.
“Caring for the environment should come from the heart,” she said.
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique who made an appearance said his ministry will be organising an environment day in June next year at the new park that has just been announced by the Cabinet.
The concert also paid tribute to the late Loganathan Arumugam, founding member of the Alleycats, who died of lung cancer recently.
The evening came to an end with Zainal Abidin performing Hijau with all the artistes.
The event was aired live over SuriaFM, and via mStar Online and was streamed live on The Star Online to the world audience.
A delayed telecast of the concert airs today on Astro Ria.
Maya Karin & Dina
Jac & Elyanna
Tribute to Loganathan, Alleycats
Ferhad & Element
Imran Ajmain & Katon Bagaskara
Ramli Sharif & Titi DJ
Dayang & Noryn
Kathy & Yuni Shara
Faizal & Fazli Zainal
Penyanyi Slank di "perkosa" peminat fanatik & Sofaz