Popular singer Mariyam Unoosha performs at the ABU TV Song Festival 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey, which was held to coincide with the 52nd General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).
Held at the Istanbul Congress Center, the festival show performances from artists of 12 member countries.
In performing in song, ‘The Maldives Song’, Unoosha was accompanied by Abdul Basith (Baachi) and Naube from Harubee Boduberu group.
The song, a tourism promotion song was performed by the trio, dressed in traditional attire. Unoosha looked radiant wearing a traditional “kasabu libaas”.
In addition to Maldives, performers from Afghanistan, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macau, Malaysia, South Korea, Turkey and Vietnam performed at the festival. All countries were represented by local favorites.
Unoosha’s team was sponsored by Public Service Media (PSM).
Unoosha was due to represent the Maldives at last years ABU TV Song Festival in Macau but had to pull out due a speedboat accident before the festival. She was supposed to perform the song, ‘Heaven on Earth’.
VMedia sponsored Mooshan Mubarik (Mummu) to replace Unoosha last year. He performed his hit “Rannamaari’ at the festival.
A recording of the ABU TV Song Festival 2015 will be broadcast from local TV stations of respective countries, in November.