In honor of His Majesty’s 70th Birthday, Progresif held a Cultural Night performance at the Celebration Stage, Royal Regalia Car Park. The 2-hour packed performance showcased the evolution of music in Brunei from the opening act of the Bunga Simpur dance by AJ Dancers, percussion and drum performances by the Hundred Beats to Method6ix, an acapella group, performing their rendition of the Brunei music evolution, from traditional to modern songs.
There was a multicultural mix of performances such as Chinese Lion Dance, Wushu, Philippines traditional dance of Bakya, Maglalatik amongst the few, and there was also singing and dancing from the Indian and Bangladesh community, Pencak Silat and Gandrung Dance by the Indonesian community.
The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications Yang Mulia Awang Haji Azhar bin Haji Ahmad attended as the Guest of Honour. Amongst others that attended was Progresif Board of Director – Yang Mulia Awang Edzwan Zukri bin Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Adanan and representatives from Philippines and Bangladesh Embassies.
The cultural night was just another way Progresif supports arts and culture development in Brunei by raising awareness of the depth and breadth of creativity, and supporting individuals who dedicate themselves to their art.