A tribute to a rare Malaysian academic-troubadour

Azmyl Yunor

Academic-troubadour Prof Wan Zawawi Wan Ibrahim is the lyricist of some of the most popular rock bands in Malaysia. – YouTube screengrab, May 20, 2022.

ON Wednesday morning, an email from a friend made my heart sink: Prof Wan Zawawi Wan Ibrahim had passed away.

Flashback to 2005, I was invited to be a part of KL Sing Song – a regional singer-songwriter showcase organised by artists and singer-songwriters Jerome Kugan and Tan Sei Hon, whom I had met in the circuit after returning from my sojourn in Australia in the early 2000s.

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