Artists delighting the audience onstage. Image: Azrina Zin

Kris Karmila Kreations recently hosted a charity concert for the Society for the Management of Autism-Related Issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER), which featured more than 150 talents at the International Convention Centre (ICC).

Besides raising funds for the non-profit organisation, the concert was also aimed at becoming a platform for younger generation to take their passion to stage and share what they can do to a wider audience.

Two women performing silat onstage. Image: Azrina Zin

Besides singing, performances showcased include martial arts, poetry recitals and magic shows.

Present as the guest of honour was the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Yang Berhormat Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Yang Berhormat Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin launching the event. Image: Azrina Zin

First to take the stage was the Trio Gangsa Amas — a local group specializing in traditional musical instruments, whose first stage presence was during World Expo Korea Youth Camp.

Six-year-old Rayyan put his heartfelt, powerful vocals in reading a poem that roused the crown. Even at such age, the youngest performer has already been involved into various events including the Brunei Rhythm Fest.

The youngest performer reciting a poem onstage. Image: Azrina Zin

The Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) band also brought in a fuller sound to the room with their rendition of Michael Buble’s ‘Save the last dance for me’.

Besides musicals, the audience was also entertained with yo-yo tricks by experts from the Yo Splinters Club. They also had the chance to see the Grace of Peacock dance (Tarian Merak) which was performed by members of the Embassy of Indonesia to Brunei.

Seasoned performers Rapul Rezal, Suzy, Karra Kartini, Wan Zikri, Riqco ‘D’ Vocalist also delighted the audience with their graces that evening.

A group photo of performers onstage. Image: Azrina Zin

The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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