The Gendang Weekly Digest #20

Happenings from our scene this past week…

A New ‘Warisan’

Award-winning singer/songwriter Poova has released her cover of the late Sudirman’s patriotic tune, ‘Warisan’ in conjunction with Merdeka and Malaysia Day. “The entire production, including recording of the song took about a day. We were exhausted but so happy with the production. I hope we have done the song proud,” she says. Indeed, you have…


Hoore! Hoore!

And speaking of the late great Sudirman, we’re excited by the announcement of this upcoming musical which was earlier pre-empted due to the coronavirus. New dates are on the poster, so book your tickets now!


Blessed, He Is!

Ah, yes. We’ve been waiting for this one for quite a while. Stand-up comedian (and active Twitter troll, we mean, user) Jason Leong will be performing for a Netflix special soon! ‘Dr. Jason Leong: Hashtag Blessed’ will premiere sometime in September, but you need to stay tuned to know the exact release date. Break a leg, Jason!


National Day “Super Stream” by YouTube

What to do during the long National Day weekend? Well, streaming giant YouTube is collaborating with media groups Astro, Media Prima, Muse Malaysia, and WebTVAsia to stream a host of popular local films, dramas, and anime series, from 15 Aug to 16 Sept, all for free! So far, Muse has been running new episodes of anime series ‘One Punch Man’ and ‘The God of High School’. You can also catch non-stop episodes of the classic comedy show, ‘Senario’ courtesy of Media Prima, while WebTVAsia will be airing local box office hits such as ‘Bunohan’, ‘Gol & Gincu 1 & 2’ and ‘Nasi Lemak 2.0’. Click here for the full list of shows.


A Stylish Collaboration

Renowned fashion designer Syomir Izwa Gupta has come together with serial investor and entrepreneur Faisal Nasimuddin to create Gupta’s first men’s fashion line called FN x Gupta Homme. This dynamic collaboration is an homage to our forefathers who travelled, explored and traded in the stunning Archipelagos of Asia. Each product in the FN x Gupta Homme 2020 is a melting pot of distinctive cultures, sewn together with history and style in mind. For more information or to check out the entire collection, please visit and


This Week’s New Music

Check out this searing instrumental piece called ‘Continuum Elevation’ by Dream Theater tribute band Ocularities, which is also their first ever single. Can really layan this one…



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