Friday, December 18, 2009

Pertandingan Ghazal Johor 2009

(photo credit of Hunaidi Ismail)

When: December 18 to 20, 2009
Where: Auditorium Sultan Iskandar RTM, Johor Bahru

The competition was organized by Yayasan Warisan Johor and has four categories: Kategori Ghazal Terbuka, Kategori Ghazal Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan, Kategori Ghazal Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan and Kategori Ghazal Harapan Remaja.
The award ceremony was done by YAB Dato' Haji Abdul Ghani bin Othman, Menteri Besar Johor.

JOHO enjoyed performances by the Ghazal Harapan Remaja category the most. This was probably because we can relate to them more than from any other categories. One of the group in particular was very entertaining. They are Kumpulan Ghazal Sri Ledang. The members of the group according to the MC, were from a rock band before they fell in love with the music of ghazal.

JOHO hopes Yayasan Warisan Johor can organized more competition such as this. Keroncong anyone?

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