SINGAPORE: The late Zubir Said may be well—known as the composer of Singapore’s national anthem, Majulah Singapura but he is also known for his works in the Malay film industry.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his passing, the National Museum of Singapore will be screening 11 classic Malay films that showcase his work under the film programme — MAJULAH! The Film Music of Zubir Said.
Some 200 people attended the screening of the first film ’Dang Anom’ on Wednesday evening.
Among them were Information, Communications and the Arts Minister Dr Yaacob Ibrahim and Dr Rohana Zubir — Mr Zubir’s youngest daughter.
They were also treated to performances by students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts who performed two of Mr Zubir’s compositions.
’Dang Anom’ retells the story of how Singapore fell to the Majapahit Empire in the 14th century and Zubir Said’s soundtrack for this film had won the award for Best Folk Songs and Dances at the 9th Asian Film Festival.
The film programme will run till October 20.
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