Sean Duets With Liza

13 Aug

Sean performs at Carcosa Seri Negara today and tomorrow at 6.30pm.
Sean performs at Carcosa Seri Negara today and tomorrow at 6.30pm.

AWARD-winning actor and singer Sean Ghazi performs at The Marquee in Carcosa Seri Negara, off Jalan Mahameru, Kuala Lumpur today and tomorrow at 6.30pm.

He performs hits from his groundbreaking debut album Semalam as well as traditional Malay pop tunes and Broadway favourites, and also offers fans a peek into what is in store in his next album.

Sean’s performance will feature a special guest appearance by award-winning songstress Liza Hanim. Sean and Liza collaborated in P. Ramlee – The Musical staged at Istana Budaya last year, and they portrayed Tan Sri P. Ramlee and Puan Sri Saloma respectively.

Liza returned for the musical’s second season early this year and reprised her role as Saloma. Sean and Liza are currently working on a duet album.

A four-piece jazz band will back Sean’s and Liza’s performances.

“There’ll be about 15 songs, a blend of old and new timeless tunes,” Sean said. “As for the upcoming duet album, this show is a preview of what’s in store.”

Besides P. Ramlee – The Musical, Sean performed at the Toyota Classics musical showcase in Shah Alam City Council last year with the Cadaques Orchestra from Spain and Spanish tenor Salvador Carbo.

Sean trained as an actor, singer and dancer in London in the 1990s and is one of the first Malaysians to be featured on both the international stage and screen.

Sean’s most memorable Hollywood role was that of Balat (or Luntha) in the 1999 movie Anna And The King. He starred alongside mega stars Jodie Foster, Chow Yun-fat and fellow Malaysian Afdlin Shauki, among others.

He has also appeared on stage in London’s West End and in Europe, in productions such as Miss Saigon and The King And I (with Jason Scott Lee of Dragon – The Bruce Lee Story fame and Elaine Page).

Since returning to Malaysia in 2001, Sean appeared in Jit Murad’s play Spilt Gravy On Rice, among other productions. He has also sung in No Black Tie and Istana Budaya.

In 2006, Ghazi’s debut album Semalam which featured jazzed-up versions of classical Malay songs won him Best New Artiste at the Anugerah Industri Muzik.

Tickets for the show are priced at RM349+++ (dinner and show) and RM169 (show only). The dress code is vintage glam. Call 03-2295-0888.

 

New Straits Times

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