Music for the soul: A band in tune with tradition

Getai musicians are key to a successful show, and Tai-Pan members are dedication itself

Getai shows are a familiar sight in HDB estates during the Hungry Ghost Festival - with performers in glittering costumes belting out catchy hits on open-air stages.

But, always, at the side of every stage, tucked away from the audience, are the musicians who are key to a successful show.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2018, with the headline 'Music for the soul: A band in tune with tradition'. Print Edition | Subscribe