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Jakarta Post

A lesson from a musical legend

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 6 2010   /  11:25 am

“Who am I? [I’m] just a skinny shy guy with a standard face. But music has breathed new life into me, given energy to my soul and created a miracle greater than I ever expected.” Those were some of the last words Chrisye said during his long struggle with cancer. The legendary singer one of Indonesia’s biggest musicians died more than two years ago, but his memory still lives in the hearts of his family, friends and fans.Writer Alberthiene Endah has written Chrisye’s life story in The Last Words of Chrisye.  Alberthiene has previously penned biographies of several of public figures, such as singer Krisdayanti, fashion designer Anne Avantie, lawyer Dwi Ria Latifa and movie and soap-opera producer Raam Punjabi.Last Words is a sequel of sorts to Chrisye: Sebuah Memoar Musikal (Chrisye: A Musical Memoir), which was released in 2007. While the first book focuses more on Chrisye...