Alston Koch, the Asian music star now living and working in Australia has been invited to perform in Cuba. Koch has been commissioned to write the theme song for the opening of the C.I.O.F.F ( International Council of Organizations for Folklore Festivals and Folk Art) Festival del Folklore y de las Artes Tradicionales to be held in Cuba in November 2009.
It was officially announced by the President of C.I.O.F.F., Dr. Udomsak Sakmunwong last week. Alston Koch had previously written the theme song and album for the most expensive sporting event in the World ‘The America’s Cup’ held in Perth Australia in 1986 when Australia’s prized yacht ‘Kookaburra’ defended the America’s Cup and recently wrote the official song for the World Champion bowler Muttiah Muralidharan. The song appeared on the international pop charts and was a much requested song in 2008.
Alston Koch has been asked to make a special appearance at the festival in Cuba where the song will be performed and launched with a backdrop of artistes from around the World to more than a 100 million viewers via the live TV satellite program ‘Folklore Festivals and Folk Art)’ throughout the World.