Monday, March 06, 2006

Congratulations Yazid

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Last Saturday night, me, Mokciknab, Rizal, Hazel, Bib, Bib’s hubby, and Dida Mallik went to the MPO Forum for Malaysian Composers 2.

Husni was not able to make it as he had to fly the plane to Taipeh and Shazwan was caught in the U-Haul business.

I really enjoyed the compositions, especially Yazid’s Mahsuri and As-Saff by Syed Sharir Faisal Syed Hussain. BTW Syed Sharir Faisal ni budak kolek – yes, MCKK – hidup sekolah jalan setesen.

Yazid made it to the next round. He will go through to the second stage of the Forum and may potentially be selected to particiapte in the MPO International Composer's Award (MPOICA) in 2008.

I first met Yazid during the launch of the Yayasan Dunia Melayu last year.

Yazid started his career with the Petronas Performing Arts Group in 1993 and was the musical director for many dance dramas. Among them -- Raja Sakti, Puteri Gunung Ledang, Lambang Sari, and Mahsuri.

He won a Cameronian Arts Award in 2002 for best original composition, Indera Putera.

Most of all, Mohd Yazid Zakaria is such a nice guy.