A musical tribute to Chinese New Year by Colour of Voices, a Malaysian a capella group, has gone viral on social media.
Their medley, uploaded to YouTube on 23 Jan, has garnered more than 55,000 views on the site and more than 1,200 shares on Facebook.
The group wrote, “Greetings! We would like to dedicate this A Cappella medley to all our beloved brothers & sisters in Malaysia, and share the joy with people all around the world. Happy Lunar New Year!”
The medley includes popular Chinese New Year songs chun dao ren jian (the arrival of spring), xi qing xin nian le (celebrate the new year bliss), gong xi fa cai (wishing you prosperity), and he xin nian (happy new year).
Viewers’ reaction to the performance has been positive.
Mohamed Sallehudin commented on the Youtube video, “Kudos bro, this is a truly 1Malaysian we need more for our country.”
Jennifer Yen commented on the group’s Facebook page, “Well done, Colour of Voices! Proud to call myself a Malaysian! Will share with my expat community abroad! Keep up the good work!”
The a capella group was founded in 2014 and is composed of five members: Asnal as the group’s lead, Ikhwan (Acai) as the tenor, Juhairee (Jo) as the baritone, Jaswan (Shark) as bass and Jeffery (Tuxy TuxBoNic) as beatboxer.
The group also created a medley for last year’s Hari Raya as well, which garnered more than 17,000 views.