The concluding chapter of SERENTAK since the first series of thematic compositions to stretch the potential and challenge the versatility of the Malay drums and percussion through the process of exploration, dissection and creation. The concert will revive 5 different sets of performers from Nadi Singapura with their original music and performance. Witness Mine For Mind - the manifestation of a single entity that exhumes and exhibits different signals offering varying functions.
Start Sales Date
2 Jul 2021, 9am
2 Jul 2021, 10am
Approximately 1 hour 30 mins, with no interval
- Rating: General [G]
- All patrons must purchase tickets for admission.
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
Late Seating Advisory
- For the enjoyment of all audience members, all events start promptly at the time printed on the ticket.
- Please be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
- Late arrival may result in non-admittance until a suitable break in the performance.
Photography/Video Recording Rules
- Camera without flash is allowed for this event.
- No Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.
Formed in November 2011, the Nadi Singapura ensemble is made up of young, aspiring and impartial musos who believe in uplifting their traditional drums and percussions like no other. Nadi, which means ‘pulse’ or ‘flow of consciousness’ in Malay, features the most common Malayan drums found in Singapore namely the kompang, rebana, jidur and gendang in their performances. The ensemble is led by two renowned individuals in the Singapore Malay Arts scene, Rebana artisan, Yaziz Hassan and prominent drummer/ percussionist, Riduan Zalani. Both founders aim to position Nadi Singapura as a dynamic ensemble which adopts an innovative approach in the use of the Malay Archipelago drums.
Their maiden percussive production, Journey of The Pulse (2013), received admirable reviews from fellow professionals and patrons. The ensemble is deeply honoured by the turnout and the support from the community, leading it to restage Journey of The Pulse: The Revival (2014). In November 2016, the team staged another theatrical musical production, Journey 2: The Pulse, which was restaged in 2017. The Tell-A-Tale of Faith In Fatih Concert was staged in December 2018, followed by the staging of Fatih – The Prince & The Drum in June 2019 at the prestigious Esplanade Theatre - the ensemble’s largest production to date.
Nadi Singapura, while still early in its pursuit, also actively participates and leads in initiatives to promote the traditional arts, including inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural exchanges through programmes such as Yok Sembang Gendang, Himpunan Serumpun, SERENTAK and Singa Drum Gaia among others. The aim of the formation of the Nadi Singapura ensemble is to spread the sounds of the Malayan Archipelago, with its unique and distinct presentation coming from the lion city.
Nadi Singapura Ltd is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Grant for the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022 and is registered as a charity organisation under the Charities Act.