5th Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival 2011: Day 1. A Dream Come True

Guitarist Safri played a simple haunting melody. Singer DAYANG NORAINI walked on stage, and their voices entwined in a duet of long, spiritual notes which hung in the night air, clear and hypnotic. Shimmering cymbals lifted their song like a magic carpet, carrying it across the harbour out to sea like a Sabahan prayer. I was honoured to hear it…