International Sing A Malay Song Final Competition 2011

7 countries, 10 participants, 10 most popular songs in Malaysia, who will be the 1st PALMA(Pertandingan Akhir Nyanyian Lagu Melayu Antarabangsa)? The 1st Malay Songs International Singing Competition: The Grand Finale will be held in Kuala Lumpur, 4th of December 2011. The competitor winning the first prize can have RM10,000 respectively in addition to the prize-winners' certificates and cups. The Malay international vocal competition is a major Malay songs international singing competition event under the auspices of the Ministry of Information Communication & Culture (Malaysia) and is held for the 1st year organize by National department for Culture & Arts (JKKN). As for the competition repertoire, the 1st PALMA will carry on the tradition of attaching importance to both internationality and nationality. Ten well-known Malay songs will still be part of the competition, including 'Kau Ilhamku', 'Gemuruh, Cindai', 'Dondang Dendang', 'Permaidani', 'Dan Sebenarnya', 'Asmaradana', 'Mimpi Laila', 'Laksamana Raja Dilaut' and 'Belaian Jiwa'. Based on the principal of authority and impartiality, the jury panel is composed by local composers with renowned achievements in teaching and performance of vocal music. 10 participates are from Yemen, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand and Kazakhstan. Don't forget to watch live telecast from TV 1 (RTM-Malaysia) on 4th of December 2011(Sunday), 8.30 pm. We wish you an enjoyable watch! Support your country!!!... For further information please contact 03-2052 3600 or visit our website www.jkkn.gov.my.