Next one was the one and only Daniel Sahuleka who finally engaged his loyal fans. He is known publicly since 70’s and how wonderful it is to see many youngster that night still know and remember his songs, and also there were some older audiences we could see enjoying his performance, perhaps remembering the good old days. No wonder both “You Make My World So Colorful” and “Don’t Sleep Away the Night” are special enchantments for people feeling romantic and sentimental while singing along. Those singles have its own charm that could attract people and how obvious love filled the air with soft voice from Daniel.
His song list for PASIFIC 2 were: “If I Didn’t”, “Hey It’s Good to See You Back Again”, “The Sunflight”, “The Rain”, “I Adore You”, a romantic hits “You Make My World So Colorful”, a medley between “Must You Go Away” and wonderful “Don’t Sleep Away The Night”. Daniel gave a wonderful surprise by also singing his evergreen minus one to bring the memory back completely. Loud cheer and applause were given to him throughout his show.
There was special occasion happened on stage. The committee had prepared special surprise for him because that night was his 64th birthday. Daniel was caught by surprise and thanked everyone. “This is the most beautiful birthday I’ve ever had”, he said happily. Was it the end? No, because the audience still demanded more. He fulfilled the request by singing “Anak Kecil” as an encore.
During the interview session shortly after his performance, Daniel told us that he’s ready with a new album which is made in loving memory of his father, Simon Pieter Sahuleka. Titled “Dad’s Request”, Daniel features songs that his dad favoured the most. The songs that Daniel listened to when he grew up, the songs that means the world to him. Thanks to Daniel who gave us the previlege to listen to those songs before the album even released, we know how beautiful this album is. Those are famous songs that have been sung by so many artists throughout eras, but Daniel managed to let his heart and soul poured into it, making those songs as if his own. And yes, this album will let you feel his deepest jazz side and has the power to be a legendary album. Prepare to get the album soon at the stores near you.