25 Sep 2008

Dayak Music Award - DAMA

An interesting piece of news from our neighbouring state

Dayak music industry to get due recognition

KUCHING (Bernama) - Beset with CD piracy, especially in the smaller rural towns of Sarawak, the Dayak music industry will finally be accorded due recognition come Saturday when the inaugural Dayak Music Awards (Dama) 2008 presentation is held here. Dama organising publicity committee chairman Jimmy Adit said yesterday the event, to be officiated by Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek, was a stepping stone in recognising Dayak recording artistes for their contribution to Dayak arts and the entertainment industry.

"We have received very good response for the 29 awards up for grabs except for those artistes who have sold their copyright to recording companies," he told Bernama here.

The various awards in the three - Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu - categories, include for the Best Male/Female Dayak Singer, Best Dayak Song Composer, Best Dayak Patriotic Song, Best Dayak Song and Promising New Singer.

There will also be awards for the Most Successful Dayak Singer, Best Lyrics and Best Produced Album of the Year.

Adit said with keen support from the Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), Dama, which would be turned into a biennial event, hoped to promote the commercial potential of Dayak music by showing appreciation for its pioneers, promoting younger singers and identifying potential ones.

"At present the industry is still beset by issues like artistes being underpaid, recording companies that pirate their own production and Dayaks making too little out of an industry that they themselves have created."

He said the DCCI would also lend a helping hand to help people in the Dayak music industry form an association to enable Dayak artistes to voice their problems or get assistance they needed to keep the industry strong.

"Dama's objective is to get the Dayak music industry recognised nationwide, as many Dayaks are now working and living in Johor, Langkawi, Kedah and Terengganu, who want to be able to hear Dayak music over the airwaves," he said.

P/s: Bah jadi Sabah bila lagi? BTW kenapa 3 suku kaum saja ah? (Iban, Bidayuh, Urang Ulu). Yang lain macam Kayan, Kelabit, Kenyah, Penan tidak termasuk Dayak kah tu?


Medius said...

Kayan, Kelabit, Kenyah, Penan are considered as Orang Ulu.

I'll be there. :)

Sandy Mark Luna said...

greetings from sarawak..
just for sharing, Iban n Bidayuh are the Dayaks.. Meanwhile Kelabit, Kayan, Kenyah are the Orang Ulu.. =)

dBOSfm said...

I see...thanx for the explaination..

dBOSfm said...

Oops..looks like I've to boost up my knowledge *blushing*. Thanx anyway for the clarification really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

No Penan bro.... it's punan.... TQ

kelimbak darah said...

Tabi basa…
Jaku ari aku,MALU!
Aku nemu maioh setuju malam nya,semadi meh sida keh meda DAMA nya ari sukut glam aja enggau semadi enggai keh nadai.
Enti kitai amat sayau serta ka meda industri music Dayak mansang,kitai malu serta disappointed.
Utai keh ka disebut aku tu enda manis,i’m not a sweet talker,laban aku ka meda music dayak mansang,as the main purpose of the existence of DAMA.
(you may delete this post if you don’t want the next generations of Dayak to know what they suppose to know,which i think is very sad).

Menteri datai ari semenanjung ngagai event tu,bejanji deka meri channel TV ngagai music dayak.Tang,nama utai ka dibantai keh kitai,enti ‘The Most Successful Dayak Singer’(Woman) is Jenny Tan?Sapa enda kala meda tauka ninga music Jenny Tan tau browse ba YouTube enti kita enggai ‘donate’ duit kita ngagai producer cum ’singer’ with a Tan surname.(you may call me racist,but I call it patriotism).
Kati kitai ulih measure success ngena bank statement(requirement by DAMA)?Of coz Jenny Tan aja the one and only nominee for that category and of coz her bank account is fat since Maxwell Franklin Saran and Timothy are under her label and their albums are among the biggest sale in the industry.Lalu seduai mina nerima sekali bayar aja ari siti album.(Assapai ari Maxwell nerima RM 700 aja.Unbelievable?Believe it,thats the truth.)
DAMA patut meda baru baka ni ka measure success.

Kategori composer pemadu manah,Ricky El!Sapa enda nemu ia ciplak semua lagu dalam album,and you call him a composer?

Lagu pemadu manah,Endena?Long expired song enggau kualiti bakanya ngalah keh 1001 ari Ernesto Kalum enggau Flora ari Jerry Kamit keh udah maioh mai angin baru ngagai industri music Dayak.Another great joke!

Kategori Orang Ulu maioh diempu Urai laban ia the one and only nominee for the most of the categories.So she can be the best,(or the worst!).Patut drop aja categories keh mina siku aja nominee baka nya,beri aja recognition for her contribution for the music scene and her effort to summit her entries,and keep the awards for the coming years.Frankly speaking,Orang Ulu scene bedau cukup besai/bersedia for a competition amongs themself.
(for those who were there,if you observe enough,you can see the weird look on the VIP’s face everytime these ‘one and only nominee’ categories result are announce.)

And names like Johnny Aman and Jerry Kamit went home empty handed!

Nama kebuah nadai award for the best video clip?

Duit sponsor ari sektor koporat nyau RM250K,and that the best stage you can do?
And with that money,why don’t DCCI hire an event management company to do the show,instead of the committees themself which are the organising team.Yes,you can DIY but not for the first year which you have to make a very good impression for the first time(and get more sponsors and coverage next year).

And of course,the JUDGES are very questionable their credibility(and don’t forget the conflict of interest may play some part there).Judges shouldn’t be from amongs the committees and absolutely not Elvis Impersonators!
Where is Patrick Khamis,Kia,Deja Moss,Camelia,Dayang and our other qualified names?

DAMA have official newspaper,Borneo Post,so maybe next year you can do readers voting for the shorlist/finalist for the judges.

And separate/independent body which is qualified to do the filtering for the originality of song/music.Statutory declaration as required by DAMA is not enough since anyone can go to a law firm and get one for a cost of RM5 each.

A lot have to be done next year(right way,right people).
All the best for DAMA 09.

Anonymous said...

Yo .. kelimbak darah,

I noticed that you posted the same response to anything regarding DAMA 2008. I appreciate your comments, but finding it being pasted everywhere seemed not right.

Lu baru blajar itu copy paste kah ?

st.dee said...

i also found out that orang ulu falls into dayak oso.. ibans are called sea dayak and bidayuh are land dayak.. anywho, we are all sarawakian.. :)

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

dBOS-fm said...

Thank you....perhaps this is what most people called 're-branding'...ahaks!