“The beauty of our differences gives birth to the masterpieces of love, and through the masterpieces of love lies freedom.”
Growing up in Kuala Lumpur, the densely-populated capital city of Malaysia, Amirah was constantly exposed to the juxtapositions of different cultures and different viewpoints. Its populace subscribes to several different religious backgrounds, and traditional music, played on instruments unheard of in Western countries. It is this exposure to diversity that has framed who Amirah is today: both as an artist and as a human being.
“We truly believe that Amirah is the one musician who is going to unite the country with her songs and amazing lyrics, which are mostly about unity and about the people. Even her performance and musical ensemble is a clash of cultures and there is a ray of hope that she will be the voice of the new generation.”
– Siva Zaphod Chandran, Organizer of VIMA Awards 2013