Pinoy bands win in the 1st AVIMA 2009

Pinoy rock bands emerged victorious in the 1st ever Asia's Voice Independent Music Awards (AVIMA) held last night, March 29, 2009, in Malaysia.

Excluding the victories made by Project E.A.R (which consists of indie acts from 5 countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand), the Philippines won a total of 4 awards.

Here's the complete list of winners for the AVIMA 2009:

Song Of The Year
Marabahaya (E.A.R version) - Pop Shuvit & Project E.A.R (Thailand/Malaysia/Philippines/Singapore/Indonesia)

Best Rock Song
1. Marabahaya (E.A.R version) - Pop Shuvit & Project E.A.R (Thailand/Malaysia/Philippines/Singapore/Indonesia) (Gold)
2. Archipelago-MRI (Philippines) (Silver)
3. Save our souls-Electrico (Singapore) (Bronze)

Best Rock Act (Group/Duo)
1. Motherjane (India) - Gold
2. Pop Shuvit (Malaysia) - Silver
3. Ritmic-Traumatic (Indonesia) - Bronze

Best Rock Vocalist
1. Dia Hassan-Juliana down, (UAE) - Gold
2. Rithan - Deja Voodoo Spells (Malaysia) - Silver
3. Dave Tan - Electrico (Singapore) - Bronze

Best Pop/R&B Song
Naino sey - Sanjay Divecha (India)

Best Pop Act (solo or group)
Overload Romance (Indonesia)

Best Dance/Electronica Song
Funky Wah-Wah-Walking In The Moonlight (Thailand)

Best Dance Act(Group, duo)
Jojouka (Japan)

Best Dance Act (Solo)

CC Sound factory (Singapore)

Best Hip Hop Song
Poppin - Kraft & Jeevz (Malaysia)

Best Hip Hop Solo Act
Krishnan (Sri Lanka)

Best Hip Hop Group
Thaitanium (Thailand) & Dice & K9 (Mobbstarr) (Philippines) - tie

Best Instrumental
One day on moon - Jang seiyong (Korea)

Best Song To Play At Camp Fire and To Do Away With Monday Morning Blues (for all songs acoustic, folk or mellow)
Movie song - Sandra (Indonesia)

Best College Act
Bunk Face (Malaysia)

Best Guitar "Goreng" Riff
Funk - Phoeny X (Malaysia)

Most Mind Blowing Music Video
Vivek Rajagopalan - Snake in the city (India)

Best Overall Female Vocalist
Armi Millare - Up Dharma Down (Philippines)

Sunshiny-Feel-Good song of the year
Chantek - Altimet (Malaysia)

Moody-melancholic masterpiece
Love is So strange- Everybody loves Irene (Indonesia)

Genre Bending-Mindboggling-Out of this world Track!
Together again - Shaair and Func (India)

Best Album/EP Cover of The Year
Ports of Lima – Sore (Indonesia)

'Thank You For Existing Becoz Your Music Makes Each Day Worth Waking Up To',
(Most Innovative and Inventive Indie Act)

Agrikulture (Indonesia) & The Out Of Body Special (Philippines)

The said Malaysia-based event is considered as the biggest indie music awards in the world, participated in by 16 countries.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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