Meskipun muzik dan lirik 90-an kini sudah berusia hampir tiga dekad, kita masih mendengar, menikmati dan menghafal seolah-olah lagu-lagu itu baru dikeluarkan semalam. Apakah yang menjadikan muzik 90-an begitu istimewa dan apakah bahan-bahan yang menjadikan lagu-lagu ini sentiasa relevan dan terdengar segar? Bagaimanakah lagu-lagu tersebut membentuk minda seluruh generasi? Inilah antara soalan-soalan yang akan dibincangkan bersama oleh penyanyi dan penulis lirik Rifaah, penulis dan penerima Pingat Budaya, Isa Kamari serta penulis Khairool Haque.
Although the music and lyrics of the 90s are almost thirty years old today, we still listen, enjoy, and memorise them as if they were released just yesterday. What makes the music of the 90s so special, and what are the ingredients that make these songs ever-relevant and fresh-sounding? How has it shaped the minds of an entire generation? These are some of the questions that will be discussed by singer and songwriter Rifaah, writer and Cultural Medallion honouree Isa Kamari, and writer Khairool Haque.
Writers / Presenters
Since 1996, Rifa'ah has been performing and composing across multiple discipline. Dikir barat, silat, singing and song writing are his main forte where in 2003 his song 'anak kecil' was awarded as best lyric for Layar Tancap Award.
Isa Kamari is a prominent figure in Singapore’s Malay literary scene. He has gained critical acclaim for many of his works, which range from novels and short stories to poetry and essays.
Muhammad Khairool Haque writes poetry and prose. Currently studying Malay Language and Literature at the National Institute of Education, he received the Golden Point Award for poetry in 2009. Recently, his work Anak Waktu Belajar Diam was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize 2022.