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My Rhyme and Rhythm: Malay Music Ensemble with Sri Mahligai

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Museum @ My Queenstown

46-3 Commonwealth Drive #01-388

Singapore, 140463

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Step into the world of Malay music with Ariffin Abdullah of Sri Mahligai and explore the meaning of music, companionship and life.

About this event

Spanning an area of more than 2.8 million km2 and populated by over 250 million people, the Malay archipelago covers a vast land area. Likewise, its traditional music spans a very wide spectrum. Don’t miss this session with traditional Malay musician and arts educator, Ariffin Abdullah, who will be sharing interesting stories on the aesthetic, philosophy, socio-economic and geopolitical history of the region through its music. Participants will also get to play the fascinating interlocking rhythms of the kompang, a traditional Malay hand drum during the session!

Meet Mr Ariffin!

Hello everyone, I am Mr Ariffin, the founder of Sri Mahligai! I started off playing pop-rock music during the 1980s and I had never considered performing traditional Malay music. Even when I was introduced to it in 1988, I did not fall in love with it immediately and it took almost 6 years for me to make the full switch from the electric guitar to the mandolin.

Somehow, today, I am an active advocate for traditional Malay music. I think this change came about because I realised how much traditional Malay music meant to me and my community. Today, my goal is to remove the ‘traditional’ in traditional Malay music and revive its contemporary significance. I look forward to seeing everyone in August to share my stories and for you to join me in my journey to keep traditional Malay music alive!

More about Sri Mahligai

Sri Mahligai was founded in 2000 to address the vanishing art of traditional Malay music in Singapore. According to Mr Ariffin, Sri means ‘grand’ while Mahligai refers to ‘palace’, reflecting how the group typically performs at social functions and occasions such as weddings and festivals.

The ensemble plays a wide repertoire of Malay traditional music including the dondang sayang, asli and zapin. Mr Ariffin is also the Festival Director of Gemadah – Malay Traditional Music Festival, Singapore’s first ever traditional Malay music festival in collaboration with the Esplanade @ Theatres on the Bay where local traditional Malay music groups collaborate and showcase their craft.

Besides performing, the group is a major advocate for traditional Malay music in Singapore, working ceaselessly to nurture new performing arts groups and further their vision of bringing traditional Malay music to remain relevant in the contemporary music scene.

Details of the Programme

  • Language: English
  • Dates:
    • Sun, 19 Sep: 1400-1530, 1600-1730
    • Sat, 25 Sep: 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?

  • Participants must be 9 years and above 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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  • Follow us at @mycommunitysg on Instagram and @myqueenstown on Facebook.
  • 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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