Monday, March 21, 2011

Nanyin at Thian Hock Keng

On 23 Mar 2011, that is the 19th day of the 2nd Lunar Month, Thian Hock Keng celebrates in honour of the first feast day of Guan Yin. As part of a tradition for the past two decades, Siong Leng Musical Association will present a Nanyin performance in the temple in the evening of this day. Be there by 7.30pm to catch the performance.

It will be like what it was in the past years, where devotees and people of all ages come together to enjoy an age old Southern Sounds, music and songs with musical instruments that were played and sung since the Tang Dynasty.

This is a picture of a Liyuan performance held in October last year, that was 9M19, the third feast day of Guan Yin.

Be seeing you there and do pass the word along for this rather rare performance in Singapore. Nanyin is one of  UNESCO's Intangible Heritage.

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