By Marissa Dinar
Mention Glastonbury to any music enthusiast and you’ll probably get excited commentaries about this year’s or last year’s lineups – and for the ones who have attended the prestigious concert, they’d probably be raving about all the mud they had to trench through in their wellies.
To many, Glastonbury is like the Holy Grail of music festivals. Unlike themed music fests such as Coachella, which has, in these recent years morphed into more of a gathering of bohemians dressing to impress with their flower crowns, Glasto has always been and probably will remain all about the music. (Can’t fault them tbh, who’d like to dress up only to get drenched in the rain and mulch the UK is famed for :p)
With a rich history starting from the 1970s – organizer Michael Eavis has brought in the likes of David Bowie, Elvis Costello, The Smiths, Oasis, Pulp, and The Cure just to name a few. Television and media coverage has always been incredibly extensive, and it still holds the title of being the largest greenfield music festival in the world.
That’s why it’s always been a feat, an achievement when a musician or a band is contracted to perform at Glastonbury.
This year marked the return of some of the most notable names in music to the Pyramid Stage ie: Foo Fighters and Radiohead – but you know what they also saw? Malaysian national singer songwriter, YUNA ZARAI performing at the side stage called Pussy Parlure! That is HUGE!
For the record, no other Malaysian performer has made it to Worthy Farm, United Kingdom to entertain a crowd that can go up to the hundreds of thousands. For Yuna, who has worked her way up the music industry starting right here at home, and over time and through hard work collected noteworthy music accolades over the years ie: collaborating with Usher for her amazing track Crush, getting Chapters listed by Rolling Stone magazine in their Top 20 Best R&B Albums Of 2016, breaking into the Top 10 of the Billboard Best R&B Albums Of 2016 – this is one more achievement that she can add to her list.
Watching her personally recorded video of the scenes from her performance on the 23rd of June, it is undeniable that her stage presence and hummingbird vocals have succeeded in getting the crowd to sway and dance to her songs.
— Yuna Zarai (@yunamusic) June 23, 2017
We at The Level have nothing but highest commendations for this amazing lady who has brought her name, and Malaysia’s, to greater heights than ever before. There is only onwards and forward for Yuna, and who knows – she may be performing at Pyramid Stage sooner than we’d expect.
Oh god, this is making me emotional. I better stop. You do you, gurl. You’re amazing.