Tuesday, 27 April 2010

African Singer Sings in Cantonese and Hokkien in Genting

If you've never heard an African sing in Chinese, Cantonese or Hokkien, don't worry, you're not alone. Neither have I, until two days ago. Tony, our buddy who's a weekly Genting visitor, has been telling us about an African singer who can sing in Chinese, Cantonese and Hokkien beautifully, with perfect pronunciation. 

Last Sunday, we had a chance to witness this 'phenomena'. Phenomenal because it's not usual to come across an African who sings in Chinese language or dialects, and he could do both.

Phillip is an African who has lived in Hong Kong for the past twenty-five years. He is married to a Chinese, and has a 3-year-old boy. I would describe him as a very entertaining performer. He likes to interact with the crowd by getting off the stage and going onto the floor. He even remembered Tony, telling him in Cantonese "wa yin tak le" (I recognise you). Tony, if you're reading this, I'm not sure if it's a compliment to be recognised as a weekly Genting visitor....LOL. 

So, if you haven't seen Phillip in action yet, do drop by at Genting before May 9, 2010. His shows are at:
- Celebrity Lounge (the stage at Hollywood): 5:45pm and 10:30pm
- International Room (for silver card members): 6:45pm 
- Starworld (at First World Hotel): 7:45pm
(Daily performances except Tuesdays)

He will be flying back to Hong Kong on May 9, and won't be coming back, so don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, brought to you courtesy of Genting.....the show is FREE, in case you don't know how to read between the lines!  :)

Here's a little 'snippet' to show how the audience in Genting appreciates Phillip's rendition.....even the show manager is not immune.......  

Many thanks to the show manager who very kindly allowed me to record & photograph the show, and gave me the additional info on Phillip.

Lastly, I'll be back in Genting on Friday, on the Labour Day Eve, to watch Phillip and the fireworks display. While playing Three Picture, I was dealt with just that.....3 picture cards. I didn't even know that I had got a free room until a very kind player next to me told me that. Neither the croupier nor the floor supervisor (not sure what his official title is) observing the game told me that I was entitled to a room, nor was there any notice displayed to that effect. Had that fellow player not told me, I would not have known. 


The Chair Speaks said...

Free Show? Wow!

Staring at cards the whole day, probably both the croupier's and supervisor's eyes were so crossed that they don't see pictures at all. All cards are blanks! :)

Anonymous said...

he's black, you say? and he sings chinese songs? wow! must go n see.

lupie said...

Wow! Amazing - African singing in Chinese dialect???? I can't even speak Mandarin !!!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Gosh! what an achievement! My Hokkien is so so :( and I'm struggling at beginner's level atMandarin :(( Well done, Phillip.

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