True Malaysian: Usman Awang's poetic legacy lifted up in four languages

  • Arts
  • Sunday, 31 Oct 2021

Omar Ali's recital of 'Beli Buatan Malaysia' was one of the highlights at the recent 'Experiencing Usman Awang' theatre tribute at KLPac. Photo: Bernama

"When can all citizens enjoy rights; To the same justice, the same treatment; And be known as one race: Bangsa Malaysia?"

The poem titled My Friend, translated from the original version of Sahabatku, was recited by theatre veteran Joe Hasham with a dance performance by Feyee Bethany, during the staging of Experiencing Usman Awang at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac), recently.

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