BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Acclaimed British soul singer Joss Stone charmed audiences with a 15-song set Monday night, as part of the British High Commission’s Charity Gala Evening.
The singer was in the sultanate as part of her “Total World Tour”, which will see her travel to all 193 UN registered countries — the first singer in the world to do so.
“I want to show people the immense amount of good work and creativity that is happening all over the world and to encourage others to take responsibility for helping to solve the worlds many social and environmental issues,” Stone said.
Music is a universal language, and no single country or person is more important than another, the singer added.
The tour began in 2013, with Brunei being the 171st stop.
Monday’s concert at the Jerudong International School Arts Centre saw Stone perform alongside local acts Syasya Sahira, Amin Nordin and Naqibah Fadzil.
One of the aims of the tour is also to help promote the musical culture of each country by collaborating with talented musicians and artists.
The soul singer chose to perform a duet with the Bruneian songstress Syasya, singing her original song, Ingkar.
Proceeds from the concert will go to the Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA), which aims to provide support for children with cancer and their families.
The event was managed by Relentless Entertainment.