Heal The World is an event held by LimKokWing as a charity concert to raise funds and also to send a strong message of peace and reconciliation to the world, particularly after the destruction and war happening in Gaza.
So, on March 14 2009, 35 acts from 30 countries around the world came together to recite poems, dance, sang and entertained the crowd. The event started in the evening with student performances.
By the time I reached the venue, Tiffanee Marie Lim was finishing her welcoming speech. After that, Karen Kong took stage and sang a few songs, in both Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese. Throughout the night, there was a variety of performances, both by international groups and by international students of LimKokWing.
‘Heal The World’ song performance by international students
Julian, the one man band
Human beatbox by DJ Philo of Zimbabwe
One of the emcees
Common Culture was from the United States and they delivered a really strong performance. The highlight of their performance was when the dreadlocked flute player took over the microphone and sang No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley. Everyone in the crowd suddenly stormed the front of the stage and started dancing.
LimKokWing Management & Staff Choir performing ‘We Are The World’
The band performances were left until all of the etc performances were over and at approximately 12 midnight, Hello Is A Band from MMU was the first to perform. There were quite a few supporters there, happily pogoing to the band.
There was this particular guy, pogoing like a ghost, while wrapping his head with a scarf.
Sharpshooter was also there to deliver some reggae tunes to the still remaining crowd. At one point, the stage was filled with people, happily dancing to Sharpshooter’s tunes.
The Rebel Scum, a hiphop group also performed that night.
There was this particular act, from Indonesia, called Tarisude, which is a 2-man band (well the vocalist is a female). They were a real eye-opener and refresher at the same time. Their music was very ambient-ish, allowing you to relax while the vocalist’s voice was there, making you stay awake at the same time.
The most awaited band of the night was Melodica, evident by the number of eager fans gathering around the stage when it was Melodica’s turn to come up. I myself was waiting to hear Wadi, after peviously being blown away by it during the Undergroundo.tv gig held in May last year. It was at that gig when I got to know about Melodica.
After Melodica, Rivernation came on stage and gave the crowd more reggae.
And just before the event was ended, Blister came on stage with some rock and roll tunes. Really, really rock and roll I tell you. Rock and roll at 2am!!!
I had to leave while Blister was performing but there were still people around.