Al Mulla International Exchange, the leading money-exchange house in the country, held a musical spectacle titled, ‘Kitchie Nadal’, on two consecutive days, 8 and 9 May at the American International School in Hawally. This exciting concert, which was well-attended by around 1, 800 customers of Al Mulla Exchange, featured quality entertainers with a large fan following and was a grand success.
The Friday show was opened by Raul Dado, Charge d’ Affaires of the Philippine Embassy, and on Saturday, Jabbar Adiong, First Secretary and Consul of the Philippine Embassy, was welcomed as the chief guest.
The lead performer, Kitchie Nadal, formerly the lead vocalist for the alternative-rock band, 'Mojofly', is a highly-recognized artist for her stimulating lyrics, which she composes herself, and her expressive voice. In the alternative-rock niche, she has a large fan base that only grows with each album release, since her first hit single ‘Huwag na Huwag Mong Sasabihin’, from her first album ‘Kitchie Nadal’. Kitchie has toured many countries around the world such as Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, India and Qatar, and delighted audiences of different culture and nationalities.
Strumming her electric guitar, she drove the crowd wild when she performed ‘Ligaya’ popularised by the famous Filipino Band, the Eraserheads. Setting the energy in the room with a number of catchy beats, her song choice included many hits like ‘Same Ground’, ‘Bulong’, and ‘Pagsubok’. Pausing for a breather, she thanked Al Mulla Exchange for bringing her to Kuwait to perform for her Filipino compatriots.
Two masterful singers accompanied the star on stage to heighten the glamour of the musical production, Suy Galvez from The voice Philippines and Brenan Espartinez who earned stardom with Pinoy Pop Superstar. Also on stage were Buboy Manalo, Michael Bayas and Otep Concepcion. These dazzling artists combined their rich voices in perfect harmony and elevated the concert to a deeply-enthralling event. Suy and Brenan kept the show moving with popular favourites such as ‘Forevermore’ by the Side A Band, Ed Sheeran's ‘Thinking out Loud’ and other current hits.
Performing for the front act was the local band, United Radio Band comprised of Claire Constantino (lead vocalist), Corly Villadiego (2nd vocalist), Rodate Mojica (rhythm .acoustic and back up voice), Renz Navarro Almeria (bassist), Jerome Dela cruz (lead guitarist), Mark Gomez (2nd lead Guitarist), Awie Berroya Recede (drummer) and Bong Cas (keyboardist).
After finishing strong, The Kitchie Nadal Concert ended on a high note with a session dedicated to fans and an autograph signing of her new album ‘Malaya’. She thanked the audience for the amazing time she had in Kuwait, hoping to return for another wonderful musical event.