ArtsFAS into 2021: A virtual concert honouring struggling artists and arts community hit by the devastating pandemic

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KUALA LUMPUR, 31 December 2020: Ending this extraordinary 2020, Yayasan Hasanah together with our artistic friends and partners present “ArtsFAS into 2021” – a virtual concert taking place on 31 December 2020 between 10.30pm and 12.30am on our FB Page @ FB LIVE.

“Like many artists out there impacted by the pandemic, it was “Endang’s Plight” that brought us here. Her wanting to sell her violin to support her father’s medical bill triggered us to organise a concert and involve several other artists to make it happen. With dedication and commitment from all, I’m glad the “ArtsFAS into 2021” virtual concert materialised today.” said Shahira Bazari, Managing Director of Yayasan Hasanah.

This specially curated virtual concert themed “Remembering 2020 & Welcoming 2021” will feature 10 inaugural partners: The Temple of Fine Arts, Hands Percussion, Rhythm in Bronze, Geng Wak Long, No Noise Percussion, Rukayah Shukri, AkashA, Endang Hyder, Dodi Mohasdi and Former MAS Crew.

And helping out artists amid the Covid-19, SimplyGiving, a crowdfunding platform will be hosting a fundraising drive to raise funds for these artists. The fundraising drive will take place from 31 December 2020 to 31 January 2021.

“As the coronavirus continues to spread, our life as an artist has been officially cancelled. It posed to be even harder when my father fell ill, and I had to resort to selling my violin to pay for his medical bills. Although it has hit us hard, we will never give up on performing. Digital, virtual, live or hybrid they call it, we strive to make a difference through music.” said Endang Hyder, the talented violinist and an acoustic guitar with over 200,000 followers on social media.

“Aligned with our arts mission, we will be pledging RM30,000. So, join us in bidding “2020 goodbye and welcoming 2021” virtual concert streamed live and direct to your home and make a difference in our fellow Malaysian’s life.” ended Shahira.

Viewing links (no tickets required/admission is free):

• Yayasan Hasanah FB Page: FB LIVE https://www.facebook.com/yhasanahmy/  

• Endang Hyder FB Page: https://m.facebook.com/endanghyderpage/  

• Nizal & Co FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/NizalCo/videos/429011901445783/  

#supportlocalarts #hasanaharts #artsfas #virtualconcert #liveathome

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ABOUT YAYASAN HASANAH

An impact-based foundation of Khazanah Nasional striving to create real and lasting positive social and environmental changes for Malaysia.

ABOUT ARTSFAS

ArtsFAS is a platform to showcase Malaysia’s preserved and conserved arts in a public event. By making arts accessible, we aim to educate the younger generation and the larger community through technology, knowledge exchange and art events as well as conservation through activation. ArtsFAS is organised in the final quarter of every year, where we work with various collaboration partners to honour our artists.

For media enquiries and interviews, kindly contact:

Shabana P. 019 204 6514 │ shabana.p@hasanah.org.my

Zarif Ismail  │ 019 284 1431 │ zarif.ismail@hasanah.org.my