Title : Cahaya
Language : Malay
Original Singer : D.J. Dave
This is the recording of my first malay cover. A favourite song of mine during my growing up years in Malaysia.
Datuk Irwan Shah Abdullah, better known as DJ Dave(Dhammi Jagjit Sukhdev) is a famous Malaysian singer.
A little about DJ Dave – born Sukhdev Singh, he took on the initials of his parents, Dhammi and Jagjit, and abbreviated his name to Dave, and viola, the birth of DJ Dave. He made famous many Hindi songs of the 1960’s and 1970’s that he converted using Malay lyrics.
He started off as a mail sorter with Malaysian Post, with ambitions of becoming a Post Master but it all changed when one day, after singing a Hindi song at a children function. Already known as a great singer within social functions, he was asked by a young child why he wasn’t singing those beautiful Hindi songs in Malay. The very next day, he went to a recording studio for an audition and after being told he had to brush up on his Malay, he returned to studio six months later, his Malay polished and a contract! And the rest is history. Today, Dave has 35 hit music albums to his name, in five languages - English, Hindi, Malay, Cantonese and Punjabi.-courtesy mymusicmoviesandmutterings.blogspot.com/2010/….html
When time permits, I shall do a translation of this song. The title "Cahaya" means light.
Disclaimer : This song is not intended for any commercial release and carries no commercial value whatsoever. It is a cover version for family, friends, well wishers and lovers of such music. They are posted solely out of a passion for singing them and also out of the greatest respect and highest admiration for each and everyone involved in the original compositions/ production. Anyone sharing/ distributing is doing it without my knowledge at his own will and risk and shall bear all consequences arising out of their actions.
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