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LOCATION

THEME
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Telok Ayer/Ann Siang Hill area


Chinatown
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8 May
Area A
Performances @ Club Street (Liberty
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8 May
Area B
Performances @ Ann Siang Road (Lee
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Cabaret Dance

9 May
Area A
Performances @ Club Street (Liberty
House)

Cabaret Dance
Cantonese Opera by Lee Clan

Percussion Ensemble by Bernard


Yong

Cantonese Opera by Lee Clan


Jigri Yaar Bhangra

Cross Talk by Lee Clan


NADI malay percussion group

Cross Talk by Lee Clan


NADI malay percussion group

Chinese Music by Lee Clan


Arabic Music Band
Jigri Yaar Bhangra

9 May
Area A
Performances @ Ann Siang Road (Lee
Clan)

Chinese Music by Lee Clan


Brass Quintet M'Ode

Percussion Ensemble by Bernard

Arabic Music Band

Jigri Yaar Bhangra

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Arabic Music Band

Brass Quintet M'Ode

Jigri Yaar Bhangra

Arabic Music Band

Cabaret Dance

We, the OPE- Our Percussion Ensemble, holds a shared vision to perform percussion literature for the
masses.
Our members are all highly versatile music graduates/trained percussionists hailing from both the
Western and Chinese music scene.
We have since collaborated with National Arts Council, staging multi-ethnic percussion sponsored
concerts at Tampines Round Market and Neesoon East Courtyard. OPE also actively engages the local
youths through school shows; we have since presented percussion workshop to Shuqun Primary School
and MacPherson Secondary School.
Percussion Ensemble by
Bernard Yong

Repertoire for NHB-SNF 2015 show:


1. Brazillian Street Dance, by Thomas A. Brown, with Samba + Bangladeshi intro: rousing start leading
into a funky Brazilian melody (5 mins)
2. Singapura Suite I, by Jan Ver Der Roost : wind band music arranged for percussion ensemble by
Bernard Yong; based on local tunes of Chan Mali Chan and Dayong Sampan. (4mins)
3. Dance of the Yao, by Liu Tie Shan and Mao Yuan : symphony orchestra music arranged for percussion
ensemble and Guzheng by Bernard Yong: based on Chinese folk tune from the Yao People (6mins)
4. Tribal Beat Sound System, by Kevin Tuck: Frenetic drumming music revolving on a techno-groove.
(4mins)

Songs brief
We will be doing about 4 songs each day. All within the 3 traditional South Yemeni genres which are:
Arabic Music Band

Alf lelila wa leila (one thousand and one nights)- Opening instrumental song - 1 minute long
1) Zafin
- A type of music and dance commonly played during weddings, popular among the older generation of
Arab men, known for its elegant leg dance movements and its

2) Dahefe and Sharah


- Very popular among Teenagers and young adults, It is a very fast paced music genre which allows
different dance partners to choregraph their dance steps accordingly to show all of it within a song. The
Dahefe and sharah is normally played i joyous occasions such as social gatherings, Weddings and etc.
The dahefe requires 3 people to dance at one time while the sharah will have 2 people.
Below are the song titles and the genres are written next to it,
Alf lelila wa leila (one thousand and one nights)- Opening instrumental song - 1 minute long
8th May 2015 Performance
1) Khallouni (zafin)
2)Asmar Hillou ( sharah)
3) Kamaresha (Dahefe)
4) Wa sari Saraleil ( Sharah)
9th May 2015 Performance
1) Yoh Minah ( Sharah)
2) Silwani Gadir ( Zafin)
3) Aewadh (Dahefe)
4) Wa dan wa danah (sharah)

Jigri Yaar Bhangra

"Bhangra Dance, originated from the northern part of India, has started its revolution with the Sikh
Community here in Singapore for over 30 years.
With its highly vibrant and energetic dance movements, this dance form has attracted spectators from
various age and community groups.
Jigri Yaar Bhangra Singapore is the pioneer Bhangra company in Singapore and aims to share their
passion for their cultural dance form to many out there.
The performance will consist of the Bhangra Dance with its main instrument - The Dhol Drum along with
spectacular stunt moves. "
The MOde Brass is an extension of the vision of the MOde orchestra, who represents a novel means of
expression and transport of music to the community. Sharing M'Ode's vision of paying tribute to
something special, MOde Brass has celebrated the National Parks Boards 50th anniversary by
recreating a 1860s colonial tradition of musical performance on moonlit nights with early jazz numbers
at the Singapore Botanic Gardens Bandstand.
Tonight, MOde Brass celebrates the nations 50th year by bringing you through traditional local tunes
such as Rasa Sayang, Nona Nona and Bengawan Solo, and inviting you to reminisce about the good old
days with popular favorites such as Wu Suo Nan Yang, Xi Shui Chang Liu and Zao An Lao Shi, among
other community songs arranged by local composers and arrangers.

Brass Quintet M'Ode

Repertoire:
1. Bengawan Solo (~4 min)
2. Rasa Sayang (~4 min)
3. Nona Nona (~4 min)
4. Singapura Medley (~4 min)
5. Home (~4 min)
6. Build Community (~4 min)
7. Wu Suo Nan Yang (~4 min)
8. Zao An Lao Shi (~4 min)

Cantonese Opera by Lee Clan

Singapore Kong Chow Wui Koon was founded in 1840 and its Cantonese Opera troupe was established
more than 60 years ago soon after WWII to provide its members a place to practice the art of Cantonese
Opera. Even though it is an amateur opera troupe, but it had spared no effort in promoting and
developing this art form and continues to do so. Besides the many performances staged in Singapore, in
1978 the troupe was invited to perform at the Berlin Arts Festival. The troupe had performed in other
countries like Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and twice in Guangzhou, the birthplace of Cantonese
Opera, in 1996 and 2000.
Programme
1) (8/5)
2) (9/5)

Cross Talk by Lee Clan

Sin Feng Xiang Sheng Society was established in 1986 by Ann Jong Juan, Yong Ser Pin and a team of Xiang
Sheng writers and artistes. Its vision was to promote the art of Xiang Sheng to the people in Singapore,

to develop local scripts and artistes, and to improve the Mandarin standards of Singaporeans.
Sin Feng promotes the merging of traditional and modern styles of Xiang Sheng. However, there is a
need to understand the art of Xiang Sheng - where it was from; how it can provoke meaningful thoughts
and bring laughter to the current society. All of these help to shape Sin Fengs direction in creating local
Xiang Sheng scripts.
Sin Feng had collaborated with Telok Blangah and Radin Mas Community Clubs over many years to bring
high quality performances by well-known Chinese Xiang Sheng artistes. This allowed all Xiang-Shengloving Singaporeans to enjoy the art. In 2006, Sin Feng staged Uniquely Singapore as a celebration of
its 20th anniversary. This performance showcased the charm of Xiang Sheng through local talents.
Well-known Chinese Xiang Sheng artistes Jiang Kun, Tang Jie Zhong and Li Li Shan form the societys
overseas consultants. Sin Fengs first chairman, Mr. Ann Jong Juan, who was the recipient of the Cultural
Medallion (Theatre) Award in 1990, also received the Broadcast Award from the China Federation of
Literacy and Art Circles in 1995. These awards acknowledged his push for cultural exchanges between
China and Singapore, as well as his contributions to local script-writing.

Chinese Music by Lee Clan

Sin Feng Xiang Sheng Society is made up of several well-known Xiang Sheng artistes, including current
Chariman, Johnny Ng, Yong Ser Pin, Lee Seng Hui, Chien Han How, Soo Wee Seng, Kee Keng Yong, Xu Hui
Min and Qiu Sheng Yang. Among them, Ann Jong Juan, Lee Seng Hui, Soo Wee Seng and Xu Hui Min have
been producing local scripts over the years. Since the 1990s, Sin Feng Xiang Sheng Society has been
bringing in Chinas famous performances. The society will continue to bring the Art of Laughter to the
Xiang Sheng scene in Singapore.
The NAFA Guzheng Ensemble was officially formed in 2014. It comprises of Guzheng students and
alumni from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts,School of Music. All the members are currently studying

under prolific Guzheng virtuoso Mdm Yin Qun. Many of the members were past prize winners in the
local biannual NAC National Chinese Music Competition as well as overseas Guzheng competitions. They
are active in in-school performances such as the NAFA Music Platform series as well as outside
performances.
Songs:

NADI malay percussion group

Formed in November 2011, the Nadi Singapura ensemble is made up of young, aspiring and impartial
musos who believe in uplifting their traditional drums and percussions like none other. Nadi, which
means pulse or flow of consciousness in Malay, features the most common Malayan drums found in
Singapore namely the kompang, rebana, jidur and gendang in their performances. The ensemble is led
by two renowned individuals in the Singapore Malay Arts scene, Rebana artisan, Yaziz Hassan and
prominent drummer/percussionist, Riduan Zalani. Both founders aim to position Nadi Singapura as a
dynamic ensemble which adopts an innovative approach in the use of the Malay Archipelago drums. The
aim of the formation of the Nadi Singapura ensemble is to spread the sounds of the Malayan
Archipelago, with its unique and distinct presentation coming from the lion city.
Nadi Singapura Ltd is a recipient of the National Arts Councils Seed Grant for the period from 1 April
2013 to 31 March 2016.