Screening: A Zubir Said Tribute
Relive the moment from Red Dot August 2017 and join an ensemble of musicians who have come together specially for these performances to celebrate Zubir Said’s 110th birthday and his 30th death anniversary. Hear popular favourites like Semoga Bahagia, Sayang di Sayang and Selamat Hari Raya, as well as lesser-known film songs spanning his prolific career. The ensemble of some of Singapore’s best-known young musicians is led by Malaysian guitarist Az Samad, who has also rearranged many of the songs on this programme specially for these performances.
Zubir Said is best known as the composer of Singapore’s national anthem, Majulah Singapura. His career as a composer stretches back to the 1940s when he became a music composer for the film production companies Shaw Brothers and Cathay Keris. Despite his lack of formal music education, the prolific songwriter wrote over 1,500 songs.
Arranger/Guitarist: Az Samad
Vocalist: Syakirah Noble
Violin: Tan Jun Qi Eric
Violin: Li Aiyu
Viola: Syed Ridwan Bin Ahmad
Cello: Gan Ying Ying
Alto Saxophone: Sean Hong Wei
Keys: Audrey Stafanie Tengkey
Double Bass: Felix Phang (double bass)
Drums: Anson Koh
Percussion: Muhammad Ridzman
Makeup for Syakirah Noble by Remy Jamil
Wardrobe for Syakirah Noble by Amir Kadir Design