- When: 3rd Mar 3:40pm
- Where: Eastern Sound Stage
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RESHMA is an alt-pop performer, singer and songwriter residing in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (Auckland, New Zealand).
Born in Klang, Malaysia and raised in Taranaki, New Zealand, Malaysian pop sensation RESHMA rose to fame when she appeared on Akademi Fantasia, a popular Malaysian music reality show, in 2016. Her powerful vocals, bubbly personality, and undeniable stage presence quickly established her as a rising star in Malaysia.
As her popularity soared, the popstar moved back to Aotearoa to work on her next project and introduce herself to an English-speaking audience. With a sound that fuses her diverse musical influences, RESHMA challenges the norms and expectations of pop music, drawing inspiration from artists like Kimbra, Thabani Gapara, No Frills Twins, and Marina and The Diamonds.
Now known for her code-switching, the artist has worked alongside artists such as Sasi the Don, Lauren Gin, An Honest Mistake, Mazbou Q and more. She toured Asia, won awards in Los Angeles and competed on New Zealand’ Popstars series.
Her latest single ‘ Where My Asians At?!’, the title and question are bold statements reflecting RESHMA’s journey and desire to connect with people within and outside her cultural background. The catchy single, paired with a music video funded by Auckland City of Music, directed by Jolin Lee and choreographed by internationally-renowned K-Pop dancer Rina Chae, showcases RESHMA’s talent for writing hook-filled tunes that spark important conversations.