Hiroaki Kato and Maizura Release Single “Laskar Pelangi” with a Touch of Japanese Lyrics

Hiroaki Kato collaborated with a young Indonesian singer, Maizura to bring back the song “Laskar Pelangi” which was popularized by the band Nidji. This song is one of the iconic singles that became the soundtrack of the film with the same title. Hiro slightly changed the original lyrics of “Laskar Pelangi” into Japanese which made this song fresher to listen to again.

“Laskar Pelangi” has a meaning to always be grateful in living life. Moreover, the lyrics of the song have succeeded in spreading the zing to the listeners in order to not give up on reaching their dreams.

Not only that, Hiroaki Kato & Maizura received an official invitation from the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo for a live performance at the Indonesian Cultural Night in a series of Indonesia – Japan Friendship Day events which were held in the city of Fukuoka, Japan, 4-6 November 2022.

“I am very happy that I can finally release one of my favorite songs in 2 languages ​​and a duet with an Indonesian artist. Hopefully, with this song, the relationship between Indonesia and Japan will be more harmonious,” said Hiro.

“It was really fun to collaborate with Hiro, from when I learned Japanese until I was able to promote this song to Japan. In Japan, before the “Laskar Pelangi” film starts, we plan to perform this duet song as well. I hope Japanese & Indonesian people in Fukuoka & Tokyo like it,” said Maizura


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