Saidah Rastam explores the origins of the Malaysia’s national anthem and shares her findings on why this song is still matters
Saidah has composed music for for gamelan, martial artists, opera singers, choral groups, jazz ensembles, Western orchestras and electronic music. Her music is often cross-cultural: Indian classical instruments and jazz in Scintillations, Malay poetry and Western classical voices in Lapangan Ya-ya-ya; Chinese opera singers and a jazz quartet in Spirits; folk music from six Asian countries in Prism, traditional Chinese instruments and Malay gamelan in Keras Bila Dipadu. In M! the Opera, Saidah combined Malay traditional instruments and asli singing with a Western orchestra and SATB vocal arrangements.
Malam Terang Bulan, a show she created, wrote and directed, was staged in 2014 and in 2015 at the Petronas Philharmonic Hall to popular and critical acclaim.
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