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Mira creates 20 songs for
‘Laskar Pelangi’ musical

 JAKARTA: Noted filmmaker Mira Lesmana not only produces blockbuster movies, but also writes songs — this time, for her Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Warriors) musical.

Mira, who is married to actor Mathias Muchus, created 20 songs for the musical composed by musician Erwin Gutawa, which will be staged in Jakarta on Dec. 17. The musical will be arranged by choreographer Jay Subiyakto and Hartandi.

“Writing songs is not new for me,” the 46-year-old producer of top movie Laskar Pelangi (2008) said on Thursday, as quoted by detik.com.

Mira started writing songs at the age of 16, for her younger brother jazz musician Indra Lesmana in the 1990s.

“Singers have already made cover songs of Aku Ingin [I Want] and Ekspresi [Expression], two of my songs,” she said. — JP

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