Tawasil’s ukkil art invades Malaysia PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:00

The “ukkil” art strokes of Tausug international artist Rameer Tawasil (Rameeta) wowed the Malaysians when the 2-in-1 exhibit “Julferakar in the Brush of Rameeta” opened last March 27, 2012 at Saloma Bistro, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were simply amazed with his bright, strong and bold color strokes. Ukkil or Ukkilism is a form of carving done by the Tausug even before the Spaniard introduced Western painting in our country which Tawasil made the rage in the art scene worldwide.

This collaboration exhibit was initiated by popular and international Malaysian producer/composer Julfekar Ahmad Shah Julfekar. Tawasil’s art was introduced together with the launching of Julfekar newest album  “Bukan Sekadar Julfekar or Not Just Julfekar” in a grand style with the Malaysian press as a witness. Incidentally, Julfekar is proud also of his Tausug ancestry. His ancestors are from Sulu Archipelago and his was mighty proud of his Filipino blood lineage. 

Julfekar is presently the Managing Director of the MillenniumArt Sdn Bhd and Datuk Haji Mohd Fauzi Zakaria the leading music producers in Malaysia. It is actively involved in the production of songs and albums for famous artists in Malaysia. These companies also serve as a distributor of the artists’ album on line, handling promotional activities through print and electronic media, entertainment and event management.

Julfekar has been going around Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Timor Lester, and Philippines to discover talents in the music and art industry. As a matter of fact, he is handling Filipino singers like Nikki Bacolod, Grendel, Haizel, Bryan Termulo and the band Frio (from,Zamboanga City!) under his wings. They will sing his composition that will be distributed around Asian countries.

This music and art event is a milestone as it brings closer our two countries together. It will benefit, discover and give our Asian artists the opportunity to showcase their talents in other countries. (Photos by Neldy Jolo).

by Dante Corteza

Last Updated on Monday, 16 April 2012 15:58