《情锁南洋》 Memoirs of Nanyang
25 May 2019, 2:30 PM - 11:59 PM
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.
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。
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Auditorium
1 Straits Boulevard