Zubir Said

Zubir Said and the Golden Age of Singapore Cinema – National Museum of Singapore


10 October 2012, Singapore – 25 years ago Zubir Said, the composer of Singapore’s national anthem ‘Majullah Singapura’ passed on. Zubir also composed many film music.

To commemorate this, National Museum of Singapore will present 11 classic Malay films with English subtitles and music compositions by Zubir from now till 20 October 2012.

  • Chinta by B.S. Rajhans, 1948 – 11 October 8pm
  • Rachun Dunia by B.S. Rajhans, 1950 – 12 October 8pm
  • Sumpah Pontianak by B.N. Rao, 1958 – 13 October 8pm
  • Bawang Merah, Bawang Putih by S. Roomai Noor, 1959 – 14 October 4pm
  • Tunang Pak Dukun by S. Roomai Noor, 1960 – 15 October 8pm
  • Sri Mersing by Salleh Ghani, 1961 – 16 October 8pm
  • Chelorong Cheloreng by S Roomai Noor, 1962 – 17 October 8pm
  • Jula Juli Bintang Tujoh by B.N. Rao, 1962 – 18 October 8pm
  • Dang Anom by Hussain Haniff, 1962 – 19 October 8pm
  • Gila Talak by Hussain Haniff, 1963 – 20 October 4pm
  • Chuchu Datok Merah by M Amin, 1963 – 20 October 8pm

Tickets cost S$9 with concession tickets at S$7.40 and are available from www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC hotline at +6563485555, SISTIC counters or National Museum Stamford Visitor Services Counter.

Zubir was a self-taught musician and a pioneering film music composer in the Golden Age of Singapore cinema from the. 1940s to 1960s.

Some of Zubir’s iconic compositions include Kumbang dan Rama Rama (Chinta, 1948), Sayang Di Sayang (Rachun Dunia, 1950), Pulang Merantau (Tunang Pak Dukun, 1960), Mabok Kuasa (Chelorong Cheloreng, 1962) and Nasib Malang (Jula Juli Bintang Tujoh, 1962).

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