BOH CAMERONIAN ARTS AWARDS
BOH Plantations is actively involved in nurturing the exciting development of Malaysia's performing arts scene.
In 2002, as part of this commitment to the arts, BOH, together with Kakiseni, introduced the country's first ever awards ceremony for the performing arts: The BOH Cameronian Arts Awards.
The Awards is named after one of BOH's flagship brand, BOH Cameronian Gold Blend. The blend, created for the discerning tea drinker, is a true masterpiece from the superb growing conditions of the highlands, a brew considered as the art of tea perfected.
The performing arts awards honours the year's most outstanding contributions in the areas of dance, theatre, music and musical theatre. Every aspect of the performance is given due attention from the talents of the performers and their art to behind-the-scenes work such as set, lighting and sound design. The Cammies, as it is affectionately known, has been lauded for raising the profile of the arts in the nation.
BOH also sponsors the BOH Cameronian Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was created to honour individuals (living or posthumously) or organisations over the years for their pioneering and substantial contributions towards the arts in Malaysia.
Since its inception, winners of the Award are the late Krishen Jit (2002) who is acknowledged to be the father of modern local theatre, Indian Classical dance guru Ramli Ibrahim (2003), producer-director-theatre-activist Dato' Faridah Merican (2004), Dalang Dollah Baju Merah Abdullah Ibrahim (2005), Dato' Syed Alwi (2006), Professor Ghulam Sarwar Yusuf (2007), dancer, choreographer and educationist Lee Lee Lan (2008) and The Temple of Fine Arts (2009) - the first organisation to receive the honour.
The latest edition of the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards paid homage to the ‘Pop Yeh Yeh’ era, a period where the performing arts thrived and flourished. Three legendary performing arts icons in particular - Allahyarham Tan Sri P. Ramlee (1929-1973), theatre doyen, the late Krishen Jit (1939 – 2005) and Malaysian National Laureate Allahyarham Dato’ (Dr) Usman Awang (1929 – 2001) received special tributes for their contribution to the performing arts through the release of limited edition Cameronian Gold blend packages. What also added to the glitz and glamour of the 11th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards was that it was held at Stadium Negara, a fitting historical venue to paid tribute to performing artists of yesteryears.
The upcoming 12th edition of the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards promises to deliver and even bigger bang than the previous editions and celebrate the achievements of the hardworking and talented performing artists in Malaysia.