In November 2011, the Tamil-language song Why This Kolaveri Di became the most ‘searched’ YouTube video in India. Written for a movie, the song had not yet been released then, but a leaked version went viral after being posted on social media. The composer of the smash hit, Anirudh Ravichander, was only 21 years old when the song became an Internet phenomenon across Asia, prompting parodies even in Japan. The young man speaks to travel 3Sixty° about his passion for music and how he handles the expectations that come with being in the spotlight.
Compiled By: Chitra Santhinathan
Art devotees, rejoice! Kuala Lumpur and Penang are home to all things hip and artsy, and exploring their distinctive art scenes is the current craze among urbanites today. Adolescent energy and experimental quintessence can be found through the cities’ vibrant streets and spaces in the most unexpected places. Here are our top picks.
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As a child perplexed watching her cousins groan during piano practice, Mei Yi Foo’s curiosity led her to tinkle with the ivories herself, fine-tuning a skill that has won her a legion of fans and accolades that include being named the BBC’s Music Magazine Awards Best Newcomer of the Year (2013). The talented London-based concert pianist who has played with notable orchestras from the BBC Concert Orchestra to the Helsinki Philharmonic tells Travel 3Sixty how her Malaysian roots have coloured her performances.
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From her college years and well into adulthood, Haze Jalalludin had heard so much about the world-famous Rainforest World Music Festival ranging from incredible experiences to head scratching anecdotes. It was time for her to personally check the rainforest legends and play mythbuster in the jungles of Sarawak, Malaysia.
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