Chan Mali Chan (SA)
Chan Mali Chan is a South-East Asian folk song and a popular evergreen in community singalongs. In this rendition, the arranger hopes to offer the performers opportunities to express freely the ambiguous meaning behind the lyrics. The continuous joget-style groove, besides retaining the song's cultural integrity, evokes a sense of light-hearted joy. The repetitions of the opening line, 'di mana dia?' (where is he?) convey wholesome playfulness, while the airy, descant style in the upper line adds coquettish tease.