Thursday, October 24, 2013

Nanyin performance at Thian Hock Keng

23 October 2013 is the 19th day of the 9th lunar month, the third and final Guan Yin festival of the lunar year. Since 1948, Siong Leng has been performing Nanyin, continuously on the three festivals at Thian Hock Keng, and likewise, continue with the tradition.

Over the years, Thian Hock Keng has seen more younger Nanyin performers. This is great for the continuation of tradition and an assurance that Nanyin will continue on in the decades ahead. The evening's performance was made possible with the sponsorship of Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan and the National Arts Council.

Thanks to the continued support from the National Arts Council, Siong Leng has been able to work on more creations, working with other musical groups in its presentations. At the same time, it continues to play the age old Nanyin traditions that the older Hokkiens in Singapore are familiar with.

The performance at Thian Hock Keng treated the audience with a mix of new and old melodies and songs. A nostalgic journey for the old and a refreshing start of a new journey for the young.

An inspiring moment when it is said that words could be music. Watch this.

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