Keeping traditional Malay music alive

Composer/musician Syafiqah 'Adha Sallehin will conduct a workshop centred on the accordion's role in traditional Malay music.
Composer/musician Syafiqah 'Adha Sallehin will conduct a workshop centred on the accordion's role in traditional Malay music.PHOTO: ESPLANADE

A new festival at the Esplanade, Gemadah, aims to showcase how traditional Malay music practitioners are not only keeping the art alive in Singapore, but are also injecting innovative ideas into the genre.

Taking place at various venues at the arts centre on Saturday, the festival will feature mostly free performances, as well as workshops and talks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 28, 2018, with the headline 'Keeping traditional Malay music alive'. Print Edition | Subscribe