The song Usah Kau Lara Sendiri was originally sung by Ruth Sahanaya and Katon Bagaskara. The translation of the title is Don't despair all alone.

This cover version with the accompanying video was made in memory of the tsunami in December 2004 and is dedicated to all victims of this tragic disaster.

The video also represents the personal story of Ella Meilianda, from Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Since 2004 Ella is doing her PhD research in the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands. Her research is about the changes of coastal morphology in the tsunami-affected area. 19th of June 2009 is the day of her PhD promotion.

The tsunami has heavily affected her life, her family, her city, and her research. Ella wants to do something meaningful for the victims of the tsunami, therefore she dedicates her research to them. Furthermore, directly after the PhD defence ceremony Ella and me, Peter Fennema, gave a live performance of this song with the video projected on the background.

This is one of my biggest music projects until now, in the recording I play all instruments myself, without any other musicians.

You can read the full story and more information about the video at http://nlpeter.nl

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