Rozita Rohaizad Wows Her Aussie Audience Yet Again

Last update: 28/02/2019

By Salbiah Said

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) -- Versatile songbird Rozita Rohaizad has wowed her Australian audience yet again at the National Multicultural Festival (NMCF) in Canberra recently.

Rozita took the lead at the Asean Village, marking her fourth year performing at the eagerly awaited event on Feb 16. Malaysia was host of the NMCF Asean Village for this year.
For the last 20 years, the NMCF symbolises Australia's unique stand on multiculturalism. The festival brought together performers and participants from across the Australian capital territory (ACT) and the globe.

Exotic food, colourful dances, energetic performances, vibrant pop and traditional music from various cultures and countries, were staged on the grounds of Canberra's central business district, attracting over 300,000 visitors from Feb 15 to Feb 17.

Although Rozita is not a resident nor citizen of Australia, she took pride in showcasing Malaysia's gentle and graceful songs and dances together with the Gemalai Tari dancers comprising Malaysian students and staff of the Malaysian High Commission.


Rozita who was the first performer after the opening ceremony, charmed and cajoled the crowd to learn and sing along her asli contemporary and patriotic song, Malaysia Ku Sayang.

For her second number she even got the distinguished VIP audiences to hop on stage and joget along to her Joget Budaya song. For her performance, Rozita's traditional outfit was sponsored by Kraftangan  Malaysia.

Present at the Asean Village event were Malaysian High Commissioner to Australia, Datuk Sudha Devi, former  member of the ACT Legislative Assembly Brenda Michael Smyth and Indonesian Ambassador to Australia, Drs Yohanes Legowo and wife.

At the Asean Village, Malaysia's satay, karipap and nasi lemak food stand was busy dishing out full swing over the two days to the long line of customers to the extent the Malaysian High Commissioner had to get out of her official baju kurung and into a t-shirt to help man the busy stall.

When asked if she will do it again next year, she happily and proudly replied, "For sure ...insyaAllah. ...I will never turn down the privilege of representing Malaysia's warmth and gentle ways."