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Malay music icon M. Nasir reunites with folk-rockers Kembara for Esplanade gig

Published on Feb 6, 2013 2:32 PM
 
M. Nasir (centre) is getting together with influential Malay folk-rock band Kembara (background) to perform here in a milestone concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall on March 30. --PHOTO: GO RECORDS

Singapore-born Malaysian singer-songwriter and local industry icon M. Nasir is performing here in a milestone concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall on March 30.

It marks the first time he is getting together in Singapore with influential Malay folk-rock band Kembara after they disbanded 25 years ago. He was their frontman in the early 1980s when they put out hits such as Bas No. 13 (Bus No. 13) and Duit (Money).

Over the last three decades, the multi-award winning artist has sang and written hit songs not just for himself, but for other top Malaysian acts like rock band Search and pop singer Hafiz.

In December, he was named the top earning Malaysian composer at the Music Authors' Copyright Protection Awards. It was his thirteenth win at the annual awards ceremony for Malaysian composers and songwriters.

 
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