NIU Music Alum is a Rising Star

Amirah Ali is a 2009 graduate of the NIU School of Music, with a master's degree in world music. She has crafted a burgeoning career for herself as a pop music artist in her native Malaysia and throughout the world.

Amirah was recently notified that her song "Katakanlah" is one of three finalists in the World category of the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. In addition, her EP "Syawal: KoleksiLagu Aidilfitri" (World Music Fusion) was released on August 31 and has already racked up over 7000 units sold.

As a result, she has been featured in Showbiz magazine and on major Malay television programs, and is now booked for the very popular "Good Morning Malaysia."

Here is a video featuring "Katakanlah":

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