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《情锁南洋》 Memoirs of Nanyang
Synopsis

Memoirs of Nanyang – a Nanyin Musical

A Siong Leng Musical Association’s production commissioned by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.

One photograph, two ethnic groups, three different cultures – this is the unique label of the Peranakan Chinese.

In the course of preserving their culture, the Peranakan Chinese, with a typical pioneering spirit, headed West in search of greater knowledge and more advanced technology Upon their return, they put their knowledge to good use and have played key roles in the enrichment of the Peranakan culture.

The performance highlights the bold fusion of Nanyin and Peranakan culture, as well as Siong Leng Musical Association’s courageous spirit to innovate and explore new horizons for their art form. We are privileged to feature the works and successors of three cultural medallion recipients, Mr Yip Cheong Fun, Mr Teng Mah Seng and Mdm Som Bte Mohd Said.

Audiences will be treated to a unique harmonisation of Nanyin, Malay cultural music and Mandarin pop, which lets them experience the deep elegance of Nanyin and the boundless artistic ambit of music.

Following the thoughts and emotions of the two generations, an immigrant came to Nanyang for a better life and married a local Malay woman. Since then, his business flourished and he had a comfortable and happy family. In spite of his success, his heart still thinks about his family in his hometown day and night, wanting to reunite with them. Realizing it may be impossible, he is deeply saddened and unable to accept the reality.

To make him happy, his grandchildren discussed how to combine two polar genres: Nanyin and today’s music. This interesting and bold attempt at fusing Nanyin with different music genres such as Malay music and Pop, helped them to create a new style of song that showcases multiculturalism and their strong spirit. This spectacle portrays the happiness of a family after reunion, leading a blessed and fulfilled life together.

新加坡华族文化中心委约,跨界跨文化--融合马来歌舞、古典西乐、经典流行曲惊艳呈现。

一张照片,两个民族,三种文化,这便是土生华人独有的标签。

演出的一大亮点既展示了南音与娘惹文化的巧妙融合,又体现了湘灵勇于探索、改革创新的精神特质。二是有幸引用我国文化奖得主叶畅芬(世界著名摄影师)和丁马成(南音国际推手)两位先驱的作品,以及 Sri Warisan 创办人兼文化奖得主 Mdm Som Said 的继承人合作,宣扬我国宝贵的文化遗产及艺文传承。三是将南音与马来歌乐和经典流行曲有机结合,让观众领略南音的优雅精致,音乐无界所激荡的艺术浪花,尽享一场集视听等感官为一体的文化飨宴。

故事根据两代人的思想情感一一展开,主线抛开常态反述男主人翁早期从福建移民来南洋谋生时,与土生华人女子通婚。虽说事业有成,家庭幸福,但何时才能把唐山的老母和妻儿接来星洲团聚?无比思亲的他一直愁眉不展,无法释怀。另一条线则叙说他的孙子们,为了取悦爷爷,突发奇想,把爷爷时常哼唱的南音,与经典华曲、马来歌舞及古典西乐巧作融合,呈现既有传统美感又时尚多元的文化艺术风貌及其精神特质。而结束的场面也体现了一家人和睦相处,幸福快乐的美满生活,以及家的温馨。

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Internet:
6 May 2019, 9am

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6 May 2019, 10am

Language

English, Mandarin, Malay & Dialect (Cantonese, Hakka, Hainanese, Teochew, Hokkien, Min-nan)
(with English & Mandarin subtitles)

Duration

Approximately 1 hour

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  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 6 years old.
  • Children 6 years and above must purchase a ticket for entry.
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

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  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is permitted for this event.

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Event Date
Sat, 25 May 2019

2.30pm

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Standard: S$38, S$28

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