THE WESTIN RESORT NUSA DUA, BALI SUPPORTS UNICEF WITH A FEEL-GOOD EVENING OF MUSIC
Nusa Dua, Bali, 20th October 2015… The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali takes great leasure to announce that its annual UNICEF Check Out For Children Challenge charity event on Friday, 16th October 2015 was another heartening experience. Talented Indonesian singer, Citra Scholastika, took to the stage of the Mangupura Hall and delighted the audience with her vocal abilities. Similarly, Bastian Steel added an element of fun to the evening with his boundless energy.
Known for her distinctive jazzy vocal, Citra Scholastika was the youngest finalist to compete in Indonesian Idol Season Six. She started signing at an early and gained confidence by participating in church talent contents. Citra has since risen to fame with a string of popular hits. With his cool hair and cheeky personality, 16 year old Bastian Steele has been wowing fans for some time as a singer, presenter and actor. Before embarking on a solo career, the multi-talented teen was a member of Indonesian boy band, Coboy Junior. Bastian has appeared at events across Asia and his spirited singing style includes pop, hip hop and reggae.
HOPE – A Feel-Good Evening with Citra Scholastika and Bastian Steel was an uplifting concert that had toes tapping to some very upbeat tunes. The proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated directly to UNICEF and channelled to a project that vaccinates and educates impoverished children across the Asia Pacific region. The concert was essentially a celebration for children from all walks of life. The Westin also bussed in a group of children from Dana Punia, an orphanage located in Singaraja, north of Bali. Other seats were allocated for sponsors and members of the local community turned out in force.
A moving UNICEF video presentation highlighting children in the developing world was shown as guests were being seated. Then a group of young students from the Farabi Music School Bali opened the concert with a joyful number to set the mood. The evening continued with Citra and Bastian performing individually and showcasing their respective talents. Citra was a picture of elegance in a formfitting version of a sarong and kebaya. Meanwhile, Bastian opted for a more casual look as he demonstrated some happening dance moves in a bright pink suit. Both artists connected well with the audience on a personal level and had everyone singing along to a number of popular songs. There were lots of great photo moments during the event for fans to upload and share on social media. The finale saw a lively collaboration between Citra, Bastian and the Farabi Music School students to bring the evening to a close.
For the past 20 years, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali under the Starwood banner 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 children against a number of preventable diseases.
For the past 20 years, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali under the Starwood Hotels & Resorts banner 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 year our event attracted more than 1,100 guests raising a total of IDR 154 451,000 or USD 11,441 for this worthy cause.
This event was made possible by the generosity of a number of kind-hearted sponsors and media supporters. Many thanks go out to our Sponsors: Star Media Nusantara, PT Nusadua Graha International, Pacto Convex, BNI, FOCUS, UC Silver, Natya Hotel, Bank Mandiri, King Koil, Hunter Amenities, Teba Mega Café, Bali Jet Set, Lembaga Pendidikan Music Farabi Dwiki Dharmawan, Bali Collection, Mal Bali Galeria, Rent A Gown, Oasis, Golden Bird, illy, Paletas Wey, Mandira Abadi, Jongrang Bali Creative, Pustaka Pratama, Digital Photo Graphics, Larasati Printing, Velo Networks, Rahadi Purnawan Photographer, Gabriel Ulung Hotels & Resorts Photography, ITDC (Indonesia Tourism Development Centre, Telkom Indonesia & Triangle Picture. Also thanks to Media supporters for this event: Bali & Beyong, Now!Bali, hellobali, PT Trijaya Dewata, Bali Buzz by The Jakarta Post, Exquisite Media, Let’s Eat!, Social Live, Info Pedas, What’s New Jakarta, What’s New Bali, MixMedia, Bali Alternative Media (BAM), iNews Bali TV, Bali Update, The Bali Timeline, Foodcious Bali, Epicurina, HardRock FM Bali, Phoenix Radio Bali, NewsFM Bali, Pinguin FM, OZ Radio Bali, API Magazine, The Bali Times, Promo Event, The Yak, Bali Style and Bali Network.
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