Music Alumna Earning More International Recognition
You may recall the post about NIU School of Music alumna Amirah Ali (here) detailing her song making it to the finals of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2010.
Now, Amirah and her song "Katakanlah" are among the finalists in the International Songwriting Competition. Judges for this competition include Peter Gabriel, Rihanna, and many other noted musicians, songwriters and industry icons. "Katakanlah" and the other finalists were chosen out of more than 15,000 entries.
In addition, Amirah is readying a new video of "Katakanlah" for MTV - you can see a video about the making of the MTV video here.