Our Songs, Our Stories


4 Apr 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM




This music performance features xinyao, a genre of Mandarin songs that are composed and sung by Singaporeans. Listen to popular xinyao songs, sing along and learn more about Singapore’s music history and the birth and development of xinyao in the 1980s and 1990s.

Through the melodies and lyrics, students will be able to develop an awareness and appreciation of xinyao and gain a better understanding of the social and cultural changes that Singapore went through. This popular programme will be held in the intimate Esplanade Recital Studio this year.

Learning Objectives

Develop an awareness of and appreciation for xinyao

Understand how music and lyrics are used to convey ideas and mark significant milestones in Singapore

Develop a sense of pride in a unique genre of music that came from Singapore

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Esplanade Recital Studio
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981