Kadamaian rep, Dabra Sia Ying ying wins 2019 Kaamatan Sugandoi
Last Update: 29/05/2019
PENAMPANG, May 29 (Bernama) -- Dabra Sia Ying Ying, the representative of Kadamaian state constituency has emerged champion of the 2019 Kaamatan Sugandoi (Talent) at Hongkod Koisaan of Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) last night.
With the victory, Dabra took home a cash prize of RM6,000, trophy and electrical appliances.
The second place went to Eylia Eyre Guntavid of the Luyang state constituency who won RM4,000, a trophy and electrical appliances while Adrian Dauli representing Karamunting state constituency was placed third to take home RM3,000, trophy and electrical appliances.
A total of 10 performers took part in the kaamatan sugandoi final which is among the highlights of the state level Kaamatan Festival apart from Unduk Ngdau (Ms Kaamatan) competition.
The prizes were presented by Kaamatan Main Organising Committee chairman who is also State Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony.
In the final last night, 10 performers sang two song in Kadazan, Dusun or Murut language in which one of them is a songkotoun song.
The singers who were accompanied by a mini orchestra, were allowed to improvise the music for the first selection.
This is the 31st edition of the competition which was earlier known as Bintang Kaamatan when its was first held in 1987.
The state level Kaamatan Festival at Hongkod Koisaan KDCA will continue tomorrow with the opening of an exhibition and traditional sports competition by Peter.
The celebration will reach its finale on Friday with the closing ceremony officiated by Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal at Hongkod Koissan KDCA.
The climax of the ceremony is the final of Unduk Ngadau which attracted 64 beauty aspirants to clinch the Ms Kaamatan title.