[Textures] Turning Tide - The Nusantara and The Spiritual Ripples in Malay Music

With the ebb of cultural nationalism in the 1970s, the Malay music scene saw a divergence into two disparate strands. On one hand, the resurgence of religion during the period saw the of dakwah nasyid – religious songs sung in modern rhythms and music arrangement. On the other hand, the Nusantara (Malay World) – also grew in prominence with singers and groups like Kopratasa and M Nasir. Today, a new kind of spiritual songs by musicians like M Sarip has overtaken those genres in popularity. By learning about the shifting popularity of musical genres, audiences will gain a deeper understanding of how Malay culture has evolved across the decades.

This programme is a part of Textures 2019, click here for the full festival line-up.

About Textures - A Weekend With Words
7 - 10 Mar, Thu - Sun

Textures - A Weekend With Words returns for its sophomore edition at The Arts House after a successful inaugural run in 2018! The 2019 edition will see the festival take on the theme of “Love and Loss (and some things in between)”. From performances to exhibitions, talks and panels to workshops, Textures will feature your favourite Sing Lit authors, and those you have yet to discover, in a variety of activities.
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Sat Mar 9, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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