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ABU TV Song Festival 2021

Thursday November 18, 2021 2:00 pm (MYT)

The Hosts

Azura Zainal

She is a Malaysian television host, emcee, radio presenter, writer, actress and model.

Sharizan Borhan

He is a Malaysian voice-over & jingle artist, corporate emcee and singer.

The Participating Artists

Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) – Brunei

Performer: Suzan Maidin

Song Title: I’m A Woman

Brief intro:
Suzan Maidin is a Bruneian singer, host and actress. She was nominated for the Best Female Vocal Pelangi Awards 2013/2014, Most Popular Female Singer RTB Awards 2014 as Best Female Singer and Best Female Vocal Pelangi Awards 2020. Suzan was the first runner-up at Bintang Radio organized by Radio Television Brunei in 2009 and was the second runner-up at Bintang Radio Nusantara. She was the Best Female Vocal at Pelangi Awards 2018.

Doordarshan (DD) – India

Performer: Summersalt

Song Title: Public Address System of the Khasi people

Brief intro: 
All members of Summersalt are from Shillong, Meghalaya. From the taste of blues and the pinch of rock to the elements of jazz and the energy of indigenous music sitting on the laps of the Khasi hills, Summersalt is known to have crisscrossed genres. The songs (both in Khasi & English) raise questions on challenging issues facing society today. 

LPP Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI) – Indonesia

Performer: Denny & Nonoy with Mixline Band

Song Title: Sense of Nusantara

Brief intro:
Mixline band or in Bahasa called “Padularas Music” is an entertainment group, formed in 1990. This band frequently do performance at many cities throughout Indonesia, like Jakarta, Bandung Bali, and Surabaya. Mixline also active on collaborating with many brands to create their jingle product and public service advertisement. For “ABU TV Song Festival 2021”, Mixline specially presenting a song which describe the beauty of Indonesia’s nature and its rich culture with title “Sense of Nusantara”.

Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) – Japan

Performer: milet

Song Title: inside you

Brief intro:
milet is a female singer-songwriter known for her unique, husky vocals and global song-writing sensibility that she cultivated during her adolescence in Canada. She began her music career in 2018. In October of that year, she performed as a Yves Saint Laurent Beauté up and coming artist at YSL BEAUTY HOTEL, a global event by Yves Saint Laurent held in New York, Seoul, Tokyo, and other countries across the world. milet made her major-label debut on March 6, 2019, with a song produced by Toru from ONE OK ROCK. At the end of 2020, she participated in NHK’s “The 71st Kohaku Uta Gassen” for the first time. And in August 2021, she sang at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Khabar Agency(JSC) – Kazakhstan

Performer: Amre

Song Title: Waves of Life

Brief intro:
Ernar Sadirbayev, pseudonym Amre - the winner of the "Slavianski Bazaar" competition. 26 years. Born in the city of Kostanay Kostanay region. From an early age he devoted himself to music. At the moment, the Artist is engaged in his own creative work, records songs and music videos, takes part in filming and concert programs of Republican and International significance.

Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) – Republic of Korea

Performer: ITZY

Song Title: LOCO

Brief intro:
Itzy is a one of the most loved K-pop girl group consisting of members Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong, and Yuna. The group debuted on February 12, 2019 and won “Rookie of the Year” for 11 times. It has released a string of hit songs since its debut single "DALLA DALLA," including "ICY" and "Not Shy." The group's latest song “In the morning” made No.1 on Youtube Global Top Song Chart and the album “Guess Who” made the Billboard 200 chart. The group became the second-ever K-pop girl group to make it onto Billboard's main album chart.

Teledifusão de Macau, S. A. (TDM) – Macau, China

Performer: Dr. Jen

Song Title: Say You Love Me

Brief intro:
Dr. Jen is a band formed in 2018 with guitarist Danny, vocal Romeu, drummer Jerald, and bassist Nouis, their music style is based on dancing and groovy music, blending Chinese and English lyrics into groovy songs with elements such as R&B, funk, and Hip Hop.

Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) – Malaysia

Performer: Amir Jahari

Song Title: Ingga

Brief intro:
Amir Jahari is famous Malaysian pop star and actor who rose to stardom as a contestant of the 9th Season of a Reality Show, “Akademi Fantasia” in 2011. He has received four nominations at the local award of 20th Anugerah Industri Muzik for Best Music Video, Best Album Cover, Best Musical Arrangement in A Song and Best Engineered Album. He got his start busking on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Turkish Radio Television Corporation (TRT) – Turkey

Performer: İlyas Yalçıntaş

Song Title: Come, My Sky

Brief intro:
He started music at the age of 16 as a guitarist. In the following years, he performed in various venues. In 2014, he participated in the “X Factor Turkey” competition with the song "Incir", the lyrics of which were written by his friends. In 2015, he rearranged this song with the Behzat Gerçeker & Enbe Band and it rose to the top of the Kral Pop and TTNet Music charts.

Vietnam Television (VTV) – Vietnam

Performer: The Pentatonic

Song Title: White Snow And Red Azalea

Brief intro:
The band made their debut in 2007. The Pentatonic is known as an elite representative of creating new genre music for Vietnamese rock. Thier music is progressive rock and hard rock (Proghard), mixed with folk music colors, with Vietnamese highland influences.

The ABU TV Song Festival (ATSF), is envisioned as an annual international gala event to be organised in coordination with ABU members. The year the Festival will take the form of a webcasted / televised, non-competitive celebration of popular music representing the geographical and cultural expanse of the Asia-Pacific region. At the heart of the Festival will be an up to two-hour concert (“Festival Concert”). With the robust cooperation of ABU member organisations, the Festival will showcase top solo or group talents hailing from an array of national music scenes.