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Taylor's University Illuminates Malaysian Performing Arts Scene at 19th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards

The 19th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards spotlight shone brightly once again at the Petaling Jaya Performing Arts Centre (PJPAC). It was a night of celebration and recognition for outstanding achievements in the Malaysian performing arts scene. Hosted by the charismatic Kai Chalmers, an Actor & Singer for musical theater and presented by BOH Plantations and Kakiseni, the event honored excellence across dance, music, theatre, and musical theatre, while also showcasing emerging talents in these fields.

The ceremony was graced by distinguished award presenters, including YBhg. Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, who was the second BOH Cameronian Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and YBhg. Datuk Zahim Albakri, a notable recipient of multiple BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, most recently in 2005 for Best Actor in "The Smell of Language". They were joined by Dr. Hjh Yatela Zainal Abidin, Chief Executive Officer of Yayasan Sime Darby, and Prof. Dr. Anindita Dasgupta, Head of School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Taylor's University.

In total, 39 awards were handed out, accompanied by RM62,000 in cash prizes. These accolades honored the exceptional talent and dedication of artists who continue to push the boundaries and redefine artistic expression. This year’s ceremony also marked a significant collaboration between Taylor's University and Kakiseni for the Performing Arts Awards for the Music category, Taylor's University aimed to raise awareness about the new Specializations within its Bachelor of Performing Arts (Hons) programme. This initiative underscored the university's commitment to fostering talent and enhancing the visibility of emerging artists in the industry.

The partnership between Taylor’s University and Kakiseni highlighted the importance of academic institutions in supporting and promoting the arts. Taylor’s University’s sponsorship was not only a testament to its dedication to the arts but also a strategic move to integrate its educational offerings with the broader cultural landscape. By doing so, the university hopes to provide a platform for budding artists to gain recognition and establish themselves in the competitive arts industry.

The 19th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards was a night of celebration, recognition, and inspiration, reaffirming the vital role of the arts in enriching Malaysian culture and society. The event showcased the vibrant and dynamic nature of the Malaysian arts scene, highlighting the extraordinary talents of both established and emerging artists who continue to contribute to the country’s rich cultural heritage.


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