‘Awitawanan”, a Filipino concert organized by OSN and Western Union held Friday afternoon at Al Arabi Gym in Mansouriya and featured six artists from the Philippines was attended by not less than 5,000 Filipinos. Popular recording artists Aiza Segera, Noy Volante backed up by matinee idols Raver Cruz and Aron Villafor and comedienne singers Sabel and Doris from a popular soap opera Be careful with my heart, took the full house venue to the edges of their seats with dances, songs and hilarious acts.
The main event started with pre concert events that included a mod cultural dance by the Philippine International English School in Fahaeel, search for Little Mr. and Ms. OSN, Stars on 45 singing contest, raffle draws by sponsors LBC and Western Union and Mega World. The concert kicked off with a power packed Zumba presentation by the Gym Team instructors and asst instructors followed by hilarious presentations by Doris and Sabel. The crowd rose to their feet and cheered non-stop when both matinee idols Raver and Aron took the stage with songs and dances. The main act of the night immediately followed with series of popular songs from Aiza and Noy.
The event was presented by OSN and Western Union, Media Partner by TFC, brought by Alpha Solutions Advertising and Publishing Company and Sounds and Lightings by Aurora Vision. Media Sponsors were Pinoy Arabia FM, OFWorld Magazine, TFM (The Filipino Magazine) and The Times.
Sponsors of the event include Xtra, LBC, Ice Watch, Cebu Pacific, Holiday Inn and Jumbo Travel, Minor Sponsors; Echo Extreme Magic Sing, Ali Café, Megaworld , Natures Taste, SMDC, Dunkin Donuts, Q8 Realtor, Redbull, Burger & Karak, Coca-Cola , Bubble Mix, FICO Chips and Manyaman Restaurant.
The concert was lauded by the audience as organized and attended by not only Filipinos but other nationals who appreciate and enjoy Filipino artists and songs. Organizers are currently putting together another concert for the benefits of the Overseas Filipino Workers in Kuwait.