Song to inspire produced for world media summit
A timeless melody, modern, contemporary and speaking to today’s young people – is the theme song composer Helen Yap hopes she has written for the upcoming World Summit on Media for Children in Malaysia.
The first such summit to be held in Asia, WSMC 2014 will see thousands of educators, academics, regulators, community leaders, media professionals and children gather at the Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur from 8-10 September 2014 to share experiences and ideas on providing world class media for children around the globe.
Helen Yap says the idea was that since the song is for children and also to be sung by children, the composition had to be simple.
“The melody has to be easy and catchy to sing along with,” she says. “ It also has to be a timeless melody, modern and contemporary and in today’s genre.”
Tom Leng provided the lyrics from a brief to be simple, catchy and hold a strong message for a future full of promise for children all over the world.
“Don’t go poetry on me, she cautioned,” says Leng. “The lyrics must relate to their wavelength and lifestyle and be in tandem with a happy gathering of young minds and hearts.”
He says the finished theme song ‘We All Will’ aims to portray the message that “no-one is left behind in their goals and achievements if we put our minds to it and if we dare make a big difference”.
“If we come together united in friendship as one voice as in WSMC 2014 to do more good for a better life, to learn from each other, to share ideas and experiences together, what we aim and will ourselves to do, we will realise in big ways.”
The song has been recorded with Malaysian singer Atilia Haron and rapper Caprice and will be performed at the summit being organised by the ABU and the WSMS Foundation and hosted by Radio Televisyen Malaysia.
Registration to the Summit is still open and more details can be found here.