Wow, in a blink of an eye, we are going to celebrate NDP 2020! If you are following Vinnie Classroom’s Youtube channel, you will probably know how big we are on NDP songs! We did covers, rearrangements, and even karaoke versions for the whole family to sing-along to! Our original plan for this year was to rearrange Nathan Hartono’s Everything I Am into a more upbeat version. However, I was commissioned by Northland Primary School to rearrange 2 NDP classics for their school celebration!
Singapura, We Are Singapore!
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Northland Primary celebrates Singapore’s 55th birthday with a lovely rendition of “Singapura, Sunny Island” and “We Are Singapore” from our Voices of Northland finalists. Happy birthday, Singapore! Together, we are a stronger nation! (Music remixed by Mr Vinnie Mah) #northlandprimaryschool
I am so glad the school chooses these 2 songs for NDP 2020 celebrations! They are definitely on the top of my list! But since these are really old songs, I felt the need to rebrand it into something the students of this generation will remember. Hence at the start of the song, you can spot familiar sounds such as the traffic light beeper and the ding-dong of the public bus! I admit I also mischievously added the sounds made by game consoles when I was a kid. Let’s take it as my way to connect with this generation.
I added the Koel bird in the first draft for presentation to the school but was rejected. hahaha.
Past NDP Song Arrangements
In the past years, we made a few attempts in creating our own NDP song arrangements because they are the songs of our nation. As music teachers, we cannot miss the opportunity to do our part in sharing the joy! Below are the clips that you can sing at the top of your voice with your friends and family this NDP weekend!