Saturday, October 15, 2011

As part of Siong Leng's 70th Anniversary, a CD album of Nanyin songs sung by the late Mdm Wang Yue Hua (she has just passed away this week) was released for friends and members to reminisce the songs sung in the 70s to 80s. This album was originally recorded in the 70s.

Mdm Wang, with Siong Leng, participated in the 37th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 1983 and came in third in the folk song solo category. It was probably the first time Nanyin was presented to the bigger world.

Born in Xiamen, China, Mdm Wang migrated to Singapore. She had been singing Nanyin since the age of 5. She has a distinct style of singing, remarked as simple and yet skilful and pleasant.

With her passing, this album will become an important legacy of her contribution to Nanyin in the world and especially in Singapore.

If you are interested, you can contact Siong Leng at +65 6223-4964 or email to

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Nanyin @ Thian Hock Keng on 15 Oct 2011, 19th day of the 9th Month

This is the third and last in the series of Nanyin Concerts at Thian Hock Keng for the year. Each year, in celebrations of Guan Yin festival, Siong Leng Musical Association performs Nanyin & Liyuan in the Thian Hock Keng. It has performed, unbroken, since 1948.

Admission is free.Performance starts from 8pm. Come and enjoy the ancient Southern Sounds preserved and added on since two thousands years ago. A rare performance.