Singer and lawyer at Culture Futures debut in Denmark

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: A delegation of Malaysian artistes and members of the Green industry will attend the launch of Culture Futures in Copenhagen, Denmark, in conjunction with the United Nations Summit for Climate Change (COP 15).

Zainal Abidin and his band, and poet-cum-lawyer Cecil Rajendra, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, have been invited.

Zainal will perform Hijau and Rajendra will read his Requiem for a Rainforest.

The launch at the National Gallery of Denmark will coincide with the opening of the COP 15 on Dec 7, said B.K. Sinha, the director of C2C Project Managers.

“Cultures Futures ( - an initiative for climate change awareness through the arts - is a collaboration between the Cultural Institute of Denmark and Arup Engineers, an international engineering firm,” said the spokesman and project manager for the initiative yesterday.

Subsequent to the launch, Sinha said a two-day working seminar would take place in which delegations from across the globe would deliberate methods to incorporate the climate change message into the arts and deliver these findings to world leaders at the COP 15. The summit ends Dec 18.

He said that, “through its participation with Culture Futures, the Malaysian delegation would seek to showcase the nation’s high level of cultural and environmental commitment, while reflecting the Government’s commitment towards ‘green’ practices.”

For more details on Culture Futures and the Malaysian delegation, contact Sinha at +60124812762 or

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