A Lighter Side of History: Singapore Malay Music of the 1990s

Gallery Theatre,
4pm - 5.30pm
Free admission with registration

A renaissance of traditional Malay music took place in the 1990s. Popularised by artists such as Ramli Sarip, M. Nasir and many others, this style of music is a fusion of Western pop and traditional Malay music. It eventually came to be known as Nusantara.

In conjunction with the Singapore Heritage Festival exhibition “Ole Ole Temasek – 50 Years of Singapore Malay Pop Music”, A Lighter Side of History offers a talk by Art Fazil, which will also feature a performance of Nusantara hit songs by his band.

Registration required. Please email with your name and contact number. Please provide the details of the other participants if you wish to register for more than 1 person.

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