Show of love for alma mater

Prof Lee (third from left) and Chong (centre) launching the music video. With them are (from left) local celebrity Jan Chin, Choong, ‘La Man’ executive producer Chow Kam Leong, local celebrity Chrystina Ng and ‘La Man’ music video music assistant producer How Ee Liang.

FIVE generations of the Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) family have come together in a music video to commemorate TAR UC’s 50th anniversary.

Titled La Man, the six-minute-50-second production will surely warm hearts and bring back wonderful memories, especially for TARCians.

Director Chong Keat Aun, who is also a TARCian, said paying tribute to his alma mater made the project meaningful.

“It feels like ‘going home’ forx this production,” he said, adding that it took his team three months to produce the final work.

Producer and recording engineer Choong Cheong Vong said the song was first written under the Red Brick Song Composition Society in 1991 and recorded in 1993.

“I have always wanted to make another record of this song and it is such a great honour to be given this opportunity,” he said while reliving memorable moments at TAR UC.

Chong and Choong also co-wrote part of the lyrics in the music video where the choir group comes in.

With lyrics translating into appreciation and love towards

TAR UC, the video features 50 music talents, including lecturers, students and alumni along with snippets of the institution’s development throughout the five decades. Among the cast members are local celebrities and personalities Wayne Chua, Chrystina Ng and Jan Chin.

TAR UC president Prof Dr Lee Sze Wei, who also participated in the recording, thanked all those involved for their efforts and dedication in creating the music video.

“From my personal experience, it is hard work creating this music video. I have always been confident in the lecture hall but I have no idea what to do when it comes to recording in the studio,” he said with a laugh.

The video is now available on YouTube and social media platforms.

Prof Lee calls out to all alumn to “come home” for the 50th anniversary celebration happening on March 16 and 17.

Themed “Homecoming”, the celebration will see an entertaining concert night on March 16 from 7pm at the main hall.

The concert will showcase songs from diverse eras and genres, backed by a six-piece band, in which Choong will be the guitarist.

It is open to the public and admission is free.

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