An Inspiring Evening with Kamasean Matthews at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
Nusa Dua, Bali, 17 July 2013… The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali takes great pleasure to announce that its annual UNICEF Check Out For Children Challenge charity event on Friday, 12th July 2012 was a another huge success. Talented Indonesian Idol finalist, Kamasean Matthews, took to the stage of the Mangupura Hall and delighted the audience with her vocal abilities.
At just 17 years of age, Kamasean was the youngest contestant in Indonesian Idol history when she participated in this national competition in 2012. She has since gone on to become a YouTube sensation with thousands of followers on Twitter as well as Facebook. Kamasean is blessed with a magical voice that transcends all musical genres and has the power to bridge the generation gap. Apart from singing, she is also an accomplished composer and plays several instruments including the piano and guitar.
An Inspiring Evening with Kamasean Matthews was an uplifting concert that had toes tapping to some very lively beats. The proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated directly to UNICEF Check Out For Children program and channeled to a project that vaccinates and educates impoverished children across the Asia Pacific region.
Apart from raising funds for a commendable cause, the aim of this event was also to empower local children and help them realize their full potential. Prior to the concert Kamasean hosted one hour exclusive Sharing Session for aspiring young singers and musicians. It was an opportunity to meet Kamasean in person and hear about her rise to fame. She also took the time to pose for group photos and talk about her own compositions.
The concert was essentially a celebration for children from all walks of life and complimentary tickets were provided for several local schools. The resort also bussed in a group of children from an orphanage that it supports in north Bali “Panti Asuhan Dana Punia, Singaraja”. Other seats were allocated for sponsors, residents, members of the expatriate community and Bali’s travel industry.
A UNICEF video presentation was shown as a prelude to the concert highlighting children in the developing world. Kamasean Matthews was then welcomed to the stage where she opened the show with a power ballad. This was followed by a fun song performed by the children of the Farabi Music School, Dwiki Dharmawan, Bali.
The evening continued with Kamasean showcasing her musical abilities on the piano and guitar. She connected with the audience on a personal level and had everyone singing along to the songs that she made popular during her time on Indonesian Idol.
Other notable highlights during the show included a performance by the children of Joyful Choir followed by a collaborative song between Kamasean and her younger brother Sammy, an aspiring DJ who mixed up the sounds. Kamasean then sang a heartfelt original composition that is currently getting a lot of airplay on Bali radio entitled “How Could You”.
The finale was an upbeat rendition of the hit song “Hall of Fame” accompanied by the Joyful Choir. All of the evening’s young performers were then invited back to the stage for a final round of applause where Kamasean was presented with a bouquet of tropical flowers.
“It was indeed an honor to have Kamasean Matthews perform at the resort in support of our annual fundraiser. This event once again proved that music has the ability to bring people together for a good cause. I am happy to announce that this year we will be able to make a significant contribution to UNICEF and give hope to those in need,” comments Mr. Bipan Kapur, Managing Director of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali.
For the past 18 years Starwood Hotels and Resorts has partnered with UNICEF to raise funds for a number of worthy causes that benefit impoverished children around the world. In the Asia Pacific region alone, the UNICEF Check Out For Children Challenge has supported the immunization of thousands of young women and children against a number of preventable diseases.
This event was made possible by the generosity of a number of kind-hearted sponsors. Many thanks extended to Star Media Nusantara, Garuda Indonesia, Joyful Choir, Farabi Music School Dwiki Dharmawan, PT Nusadua Graha International, JKS Bali, H&C, Qulinari, KPI, Velo Networks, BNI, BCA, Bali Jet Set, Farabi Dwiki Dharmawan, BTDC, Garda Printing, PT Mandira Abadi, Jonggrang Bali Creative, Digital Photo Graphics, King Koil, Bali Zoo, Illy, Woleco, Focus, Indomaret, Gabriel Ulung Wicaksono photography and videography, HardRock Radio Bali, Bali Update, Bali & Beyond, hellobali, Jalan Jalan, JJK, Bali Daily, BMC TV, Maxx- M, Jakarta Post Travel and Now!Bali.
Please view a short video of this event in our youtube site for your reference:
We have also uploaded few pictures too in our Facebook: