Bandar Seri Begawan: Various local artistes and bands gathered together last Saturday for the ‘Pelangi Awards 2012-2013’ at the Jerudong Park Amphiteatre, ©BRUDIRECT.COM reported.
This was the fifth show organized by Pelangi FM which helped several Bruneian artistes to advance further on a more regional and international level such as the likes of ABU TV Song Festival 2012 in Seoul, South Korea and Anugerah Planet Music 2013 in Singapore.
This Pelangi Award is a form of reward and recognition from Pelangi FM, Radio Television Brunei (RTB) to local artistes such as composers, lyricists, musicians, producers and vocalists.
The ‘Pelangi Awards 2012-2013’ consist of six categories ranging from Chosen New Solo Artist, Chosen Duo/Group, Chosen Duo/Group Vocal, Chosen Female Vocal, Chosen Male Vocal, Chosen Song and the Special Award.
The guest of honour of the event was the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman.
One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of the Chosen Song award category to Brunei’s beloved artiste, Maria for her song ‘Jika Tiada Jalan Lain’ by the guest of honour.