[VIDEO] Malaysian Musicians Play Game Of Thrones Theme With Traditional Malay Instruments

Duuun duuun dundunduuun duuuun, dududuuuuun...!

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"And now his watch has ended."

Regardless of your feelings about the final season of Game of Thrones, there's no denying the sadness that came with hearing the theme song for one last time during the show's finale.

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Eight years and eight seasons later, the hit HBO TV series aired its final episode on Sunday, 19 May. 

While the now-iconic theme song has been covered countless times by musicians from all over the world, this might be the first time we've seen it played on traditional Malay musical instruments!

To commemorate the show's final season and the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Mahakarya Studios - a group of Malaysian musicians - recorded a medley of some of Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi's scores, including the Houses Stark and Greyjoy motifs as well as the main title theme.

In addition to using Western musical instruments like the flute, violin, and cello, Mahakarya Studios' cover also features the gambus (Arabian stringed lute) as well as gendang (two-headed drum) and rebana (Malay tambourine) for percussion

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At the time of writing, the group's video has been viewed close to 12,000 times on YouTube and over 62,000 times on Facebook

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You can watch the irama Melayu cover of the Game of Thrones theme here:

Check out more of Mahakarya Studios' performances on YouTube and Instagram

Fun fact - Mahakarya Studios is also a wedding band, so they might just be the guys to look for if you're planning an out-of-the-ordinary wedding like these:

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