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My Rhyme and Rhythm: Kelantanese Wayang Kulit with Sri Setia Pulau Singa

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Museum @ My Queenstown

46-3 Commonwealth Drive #01-388

Singapore, 140463

Singapore

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Catch the charismatic Sri Setia Pulau Singa in this performance and let them show you the beauty of Kelantanese Wayang Kulit!

About this event

Not to be confused with Javanese wayang kulit, Kelantanese wayang kulit is its own art form with its unique storyline, music and puppets. Come and learn all about Sri Setia Pulau Singa and the larger world of Malay performing arts through this interactive workshop session with the group’s charismatic performers!

Meet the performers of Sri Setia Pulau Singa!

Mohammed Yahya Bin Haron

Hello everyone, I am Yahya but you can call me Ageng. I am the dalang (storyteller/puppeteer) of Sri Setia Pulau Singa and I have been performing since 2012! I think many Singaporeans may be familiar with the Javanese wayang kulit, but what we will be showcasing is its Malaysian counterpart – Kelantanese wayang kulit.

For me, performing wayang kulit is challenging because it requires chemistry between all members of the team. The puppeteer and the musicians need to be in sync and constantly listen out to one another. For instance, if I change the story on the spot, the musicians need to quickly grasp my new storyline and play the appropriate melodies. That synergy is something that we constantly practise over the years and it is this challenge that has kept me performing wayang kulit!

Mohamed Norazam Bin Hakub

Hello, my name is Norazam but my friends just call me Azam! I am one of the percussionists in the group and I first started out doing dikir barat, a percussive Malay musical performance. Kelantanese wayang kulit was a way for me to nurture myself as a musician as it has more music, more notes and is overall more difficult. I enjoyed that challenge and this is why I hope to share this unique art form with more Singaporeans. I am very excited to share the music behind Kelantanese wayang kulit this coming August!

Nurfaizal bin Ja’afar

Hi everyone, my name is Faizal and I am one of the percussionists of Sri Setia Pulau Singa. I was first introduced to Kelantanese wayang kulit when I visited Kelantan to repair and buy percussion instruments for dikir barat. I got interested and brought a few friends over to Kelantan to learn from the masters there!

As a Malay musician, I feel a strong responsibility to keep this practice alive especially since we have inherited the art form from the masters in Kelantan. I am very happy to have this platform to share my knowledge and I hope to have a fruitful and engaging session!

More about Sri Setia Pulau Singa

Sri Setia Pulau Singa (SSPS) is the Kelantanese wayang kulit wing of performing arts group Ethnic Shadows. The name Sri Setia comes from the world renowned Kelantanese wayang kulit group from the 1950s from which SSPS had learnt their craft. The addition of Pulau Singa is the group’s way of recognizing the brilliance and mastery of their predecessors while forging a unique brand identity for themselves.

Beyond musical performance, the group is active in raising awareness of Kelantanese wayang kulit within the community. From pitching educational modules to performing in community clubs, the group firmly believes that this art form is something to be shared and preserved. The dream for SSPS is to see an increase in the number of Kelantanese wayang kulit groups in Singapore. Today, many new musicians have expressed their interest in learning the music of Kelantanese wayang kulit and the group is very excited to see their work (and the wishes of their predecessors) come into fruition.

Details of the Programme

  • Language: English
  • Dates:
    • Sun, 26 Sep: 1400-1530, 1600-1730
    • Sat, 2 Oct: 1400-1530, 1600-1730
    • Sun, 3 Oct: 1400-1530, 1600-1730
  • Meeting Point:
    • Entrance of Museum @ My Queenstown (46-3 Commonwealth Drive #01-388 Singapore 140463)
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the event for registration. Our facilitators will be wearing our event t-shirt.
  • Parking is available behind blocks 46-2 and 46-3 Commonwealth Drive Singapore 140463.
  • Venue is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The event will proceed rain or shine.

Who should come?

  • All are welcome to participate!

What to bring?

  • Participants should bring along an umbrella, hand sanitisers, and a bottle of water.
  • Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably.
  • Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • All hosts and facilitators in this tour programme are fully vaccinated or have taken a Pre-Event Test (PET) in the past 24 hours
  • Facilitators in this tour or programme are trained in basic first-aid.
  • All participants must complete TraceTogether, a health declaration form and temperature taking at the start of the event.
  • All participants must wear their masks properly throughout the event.
  • All participants must maintain a one-metre distance from other participants during the event.
  • All participants will be issued with coloured stickers and be divided into smaller groups. Participants must stay with their groups and not intermingle between the groups

Disclaimer

  • All ticket sales are final. There will be no refund if you wish to cancel your tickets.
  • By agreeing to participate in the event, participants are responsible for any injury, loss or damage due to the negligence on his/her part or of the children under his/her charge.
  • Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host. Facilitators will brief participants at the start of the programme.
  • Videos and photographs may also be taken during the event. By registering for this event, you give My Community full rights to use the photos for marketing and publicity.
  • It is compulsory for a parent/guardian to accompany any child of or under the age of 12.

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  • Visit mycommunityfestival.sg for all our latest updates.
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Location

Museum @ My Queenstown

46-3 Commonwealth Drive #01-388

Singapore, 140463

Singapore

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Refund policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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My Community Festival is a ground-up initiative showcasing Singapore’s best kept secrets and community stories through immersive tours, tastings and other cultural and heritage experiences.

4 Things To Know About The Festival

  • It is curated in collaboration with heritage practitioners, business owners, legacy brands as well as a number of religious and cultural institutions.
  • It builds upon the demand for culinary travel, cultural exploration and activity-based travel experiences - evident from the consumption habits of locals and tourists alike.
  • It aims to connect people from all walks of life through the festival platform in the hopes that they may go on to expand their social networks.
  • The festival has taken on an added dimension as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It serves as a means in which to re-introduce locals back to the island’s ethnic enclaves and to support local, legacy establishments in a triumphant display of resilience as a community. Let’s come together to celebrate the Singaporean spirit after a challenging 2020.

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