Posted: 15 Aug 2011 05:22 AM PDT
ASTRO subscribers will be able to enjoy more than 50 new shows showcasing the best of 1Malaysia and one new dedicated channel, MyMusic (Channel 318), in conjunction with the country's 54th Independence Day celebrations through "Negaraku, The Best Of 1Malaysia" campaign. The campaign runs from today till Sept 16.
Viewers will have the opportunity to catch premiere titles such as In Person: Unsung Heroes and Meja Bulat Merdeka Special on Astro Awani (Ch 501), Hotels Of Malaysia and Nature's Keepers Malaysia (Discovery HD/Ch 571), Arena Sukan: DYMM Sultan Azlan Shah, Marina Chin and Ishtiaq Mubarak (Astro Arena/Ch 801) and many more.
In addition, international channels and Astro branded channels also have treats for its viewers during the Merdeka celebrations. Leading the line-up are shows such as Waktu Rehat – Squire Anding and Merdeka Day Specials (Disney Channel/Ch 615), Passage To Malaysia – Into The Wild (TLC/Ch 707), P. Ramlee (History Channel/Ch 555), Mahathir and Sudirman Arshad (The Biography Channel/Ch 731), A Leader's Legacy: Tun Abdul Razak (National Geographic Channel/Ch 553), Prebet Jamilah 2 (Astro RIA/Ch 104), Hai Zi, Sr 4 (Astro AEC/Ch 301), MY FM 13th Birthday Bash (Astro Wah Lai Toi/Ch 311), Merdeka Special Musical Concert and Tun VT Sambanthan (Astro Vaanavil/Ch 201).
Astro also looks to capture the spirit of the country through music, produced by Malaysians on a new dedicated channel, MyMusic (Ch 318) from Aug 31 to Sept 16 as part of the Negaraku campaign. MyMusic encourages local youth to submit their music videos, which captures their music talents, their voices and the sounds of Malaysia through Malaysian-made videos.
As an extension to MyMusic, Astro introduces MyMusic Indiepretasi, a project to give young local artistes the opportunity to reinterpret 10 songs that are proudly Malaysian and as voted by Malaysians. Among the songs in the running for this modern reinterpretation are Balada Pemuzik Jalanan (by Search), Standing In The Eyes Of The World (Ella) and 31 Ogos (Sudirman).
Malaysians can log on to www.mymusic.my/ for a chance to vote the top 10 songs which will then be given a new tune by local artistes and released as digital downloads and an album later this year. Malaysians can also submit their designs and participate in the design an album cover contest on the website.
To kick start this initiative, Astro joined forces with some of the top local talents in reinterpreting Saya Anak Merdeka, originally sung by Dr Sam back in 1986, to be reinterpreted to Saya Anak Malaysia, a collaboration with Hafiz, Adira, Hazama, Fina, Najwa, Azlan & The Typewriter, Altimet & Aizat, Phoebe, Mei Yan, Aanantha and others.
Astro is also encouraging budding video designers to make their own version of Saya Anak Malaysia to be featured on MyMusic channel.
Viewers can log on to www.astro.com.my/negaraku for the schedule of the special shows. For more information on MyMusic, log on to www.astro.com.my/mymusic/Full Feed Generated by Get Full RSS, sponsored by Used Car Search.
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