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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri To Muslim Surfers

LAGU 'SELAMAT HARI RAYA' OLEH PENYANYI SALOMA, ISTERI P RAMLEE:

The Hari Raya song below was sung by Saloma and composed by Ahmad Jaafar with its original  lyrics by Shariff  Rachman.  This song was featured in a 1955 Malay movie by Cathay Kris Film Production with the same theme,  Selamat Hari Raya. (Information from: Muzik Melayu Sejak 1940an Page 263. Book by Yusnor Ef  2011.)

As I lived in the Geylang neighbourhood in the 50s, I first learnt this song from my many Malay friends who were in the area. I used to frequent Kampong Wak Tanjong at the vicinity of the Paya Lebar Fire Station today and I would walk across the road from my home to Kampong Melaka where the Lion City Hotel and Shopping Mall stand now at Tanjong Katong Road.
Saloma with Selamat Hari Raya. Video from: kcselambe

The words, Dam, dam, dum, Bunyi mercun (Dam, dam, dum, Sounds of fire-crackers) have not been left out in the above version.  Since fire-crackers had been banned because of fire hazards in tiny Singapore these words had been replaced after newer versions of the song had been recorded.

Enjoy a cool and peaceful Aidil Fitri to one and all. Andy.
Video from You Tube: http://keselambe.blogspot.com

7 comments:

azizismail1 said...


This one original best lah...


kylieu said...

wow...original!!! thanks! best part 'dam dam dum'!

sh1961ify said...

Lagu ni... kalau joget Cha Cha... gelek!

Andy Lim* said...

Comments have been taken from You Tube: 'Saloma, Selamat Hari Raya' web page.

M Amin Ibrahim said...

Thanks for yr kind thoughts

Anonymous said...

Composed by the late Ahmad Jaafar. Other compositions include "Ibu", "Bunga Tanjung" and many others.

SYAZWAN NIZAM said...

This is the best raya song ever.