Semalam Di Malaya
Launched in April 2014, #ROUGE is a platform that was conceptualized by the singer Ushera where she unleashes her inner diva through her cabaret performance. Through #ROUGE, Ushera takes her audience on an up-close and personal journey of daring vocal and musical expression - performing songs from unforgettable musicals such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Chicago, and also belting out sexy blues from the Deep South. In between numbers, Ushera keeps the crowd enthralled with the stories behind the songs she sings, as well as personal anecdotes that are as colorful as the boas she wears – all told in her signature theatrical and flirtatious way.
Following the success of #ROUGE, Ushera has taken on to charting newwaters with her upcoming project Semalam di Malaya - the birth child of Ushera's research on contemporary Malay music between 1940s and 1950s Malaya. The music is a combination of Jazz and Latin rhythms, infused with Ushera’s quirky and flirtatious cabaret style. Legendary singers - which include Nona Asiah and Kamsani, as well as songs by renowned composers such as Ahmad Jaafar and Osman Ahmad, are among the inspirations behind Ushera’s repertoire for this show.
Ganesh Bala on Piano
Farouque on upright bass
Derrick Siow on Drums
Call +60 3-2201 3846 to make a reservation.