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FreeThinker
13-08-2007, 09:48 AM
Listen to this.

http://unagiz.blogspot.com/2006/12/mamula-moon-hawaiian-song.html

Sounds familiar? It seems our song is not so original. I wonder if we have got the license to use it, or we would have been deemed as violating Copyrights. Hehehe.....

Now if this Malaysian guy Namewee who is studying in Taiwan claims he is copying the tune of the song above and copy the lirics of our national song, would he still violate the National Anthem Act? Anyway, the paper to said the gov. is considering using ISA to detain him. So either way, he is in trouble.

Ditto
13-08-2007, 02:21 PM
ohh aha, this Felix Mendelssohn might be sued if he's still alive today under the National Anthem Act. :D
A check with google reveals that he died at 40 in 1952, Actually This Namewee owes it to Felix Mendelssohn not Negaraku :D

bslee
13-08-2007, 03:07 PM
For your info, there exist a 2001 legit cd named "Paradise Isle" containing 26 tracks by Felix M, and Mamula Moon is there albeit in mono. I believe they were remastered from 78rpm records of that era.
You can also find another video clip where Anneke Gronloh (not many will remember her whom she was a Indon born Dutch lady who made famous Burung Kakak Tua and Nina Bobo) where in a concert she sings Terang Bulan.
Enjoy her class act here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjSEco26tWk
(if its slow..blame Streamyx!)

unlike that CRAP by Namewee.

GreenBug
13-08-2007, 03:44 PM
Tell me, how many kampong folks would get to hear Mamula Moon by F Mandelsohn in the early 1950s? So our national anthem was "original" okay, as far as the founders of this nation are concerned... :o

Look at the lyrics, strange that many of us have never heard of Mamula Moon before too....

One day I walked along
a moonlit island shore
and soon I heard a song
I have never heard before :o

firefox
13-08-2007, 03:54 PM
This issue has surfaced so many times it was even debated in Parliment some time a go ..cant remember what was the outcome, must have swept it under carpet :p

bslee
13-08-2007, 03:56 PM
Worst thing ever did was up the tempo.. they regretted, back to square one.
Changing the pace, rhythm and tempo of a well composed piece of music may not ensure success. The benchmark for any comparison would be with the original arrangement.


debated in Parliment some time a go ..cant remember what was the outcome, must have swept it under carpet :p

I don't think there'll be any conclusion and no would want to pursue the matter. It was an authoritarian decree that Negara ku shall be the National Anthem and that's it!..its secondary knowledge or doesn't matter where or who composed it. Its the choice of the goverment...no arguement there.
Its perhaps Malaysians are always hungry for hot news, controversy and news that are somewhat negative..very typical!.. so kick up more fuss lah!.. more to tok kok, sing song!..

sirgalahad2010
13-08-2007, 06:24 PM
"Tiny bubbles" - one of the best Hawaian songs, ever! But only to us oldies! :D