Thursday, April 21, 2005

Jot: Brunei Keep Positive over Pirated Local Boy

Weird little news snippet about American original songs that are first nationalized, then pirated and finally praised for their international appeal:
Local artiste Boboy has had a couple of hit records like Pak Mamat Ada Kebun (a Malay rendition of Old McDonald Had A Farm) and Mummy Minta Seringgit (Mummy, Can I Have A Dollar?) that entered the top five music chart in neighbouring Malaysian states.

Unfortunately, the tracks have been pirated and thought to be performed by a foreigner instead of the original vocalist, but this at least proves that Bruneian songs do have an international appeal and are sought after in other markets.

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