Sudirman classic 'Warisan' inspires global Malaysia Day digital project


  • Arts
  • Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020

Sudirman's famous song 'Warisan' inspired London-based Malaysian theatre practitioner Vinna Law to launch the 'Warisan - A Malaysia Day Project'. Photo: Filepic

Looking for something patriotic to do this National Day and Malaysia Day season?

Warisan - A Malaysia Day Project by Perak-born South London-based theatre practitioner Vinna Law invites Malaysians from around the world, performers and otherwise, to contribute their voices for a version of Sudirman’s Warisan.

Pianist/musical director Loh Ui Li will be arranging the music for this fresh take on Warisan, written by Syed Haron Syed Ahmad.

This music video will feature all the participating singers and the mash-up is tentatively set to premiere online on Sept 9.

Participants will be using singer Poova’s cover of Warisan as reference. Poova, who’s currently competing as Malaysia’s representative on reality singing series Asian Dream, posted the cover on her Youtube page on Aug 19.

Warisan is a reminder that no matter where we are and what we do, we will never be forgotten as the children who carry the legacy of Malaysia by just being and embracing who we are, ” says Law, 28.

“I really hope that this little project will help us all feel together again during these very trying times in our history, ” she adds.

Law came up with this project recently after she stumbled upon the song on her YouTube feed.

Law hopes Malaysians would join this project because this is a project of love, acceptance and a celebration of who we are. Photo: Vincent RosecLaw hopes Malaysians would join this project because this is a project of love, acceptance and a celebration of who we are. Photo: Vincent Rosec

In a mesage on her Facebook page, Law says she hopes to “use this project to bring us back to what connects us all as Malaysians; our heritage and all of the various versions of love for our tanah air (homeland).”

"Being a Malaysian living abroad, it’s so easy to forget that we actually have our whole Malaysian heritage supporting, empowering and helping us trudge forward.”

Law moved to Britain in 2017 to pursue her masters degree in acting at the East 15 Acting School in Essex and has remained there since. She also co-founded a theatre company called Cognatus in 2018 in London.

“It doesn’t matter where we are in this world, our life choices do not make us more or less Malaysian, ” she says.

Send a video recording of the Warisan song by Aug 31 to vinna.official@gmail.com.

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