Tuesday, May 02, 2006

KHAIRIL JOHARI JOHAR
The name needs no introduction to the music lovers in Malaysia. Khairil is a composer, arranger, producer, lyricist and a musician great caliber. Obtained a Bachelor of Music (professional Music) from Berkley Collage of Music, Boston, Mass, USA and a Master of Music (Jazz Studies) in the New England Conservatory. He served as a cultural officer at the Culture Center of University Malaya from 1985 – 1987 as a lecturer in the Music Department of University Teknologi MARA from 1990. he has won numerous prize for his competitions such as Patriotic Song Contest 1984 and most recently, at the composition for Sayembara Puisi III Kebangsaan 2001 with Pelangi.

His songs have been by the leading Malaysian entertainers such as Sharifah Aini, the late Sudirman Haji Arshad, and DJ Dave. He has also given the honour to write the theme songs for His Royal Highness of Negeri Sembilan entitiled Payung Mahkota, Seri Diraja for His Royal Highness of Selangor and others.

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