Textures: Recitals of Yesteryear - Kata-kata Kita


9 Mar 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


World Music


A talk by Rilla Melati & Cikgu Bahri Rajib with song performances led by Aqmal.

This performance-based forum showcases Malay children songs of yesteryears. Easy to remember and recite, children songs are often imbued with an educational and entertaining nature. However, they are actually filled with rich vocabulary, melodies and rhythms, which make them interesting mediums for analysis. This re-imagining of works written from the 1950s to 1980s from the book Lagu-Lagu Kita also encourages the continuous production of children songs in nurturing creative imagination and timeless values for generations to come.

This session will be conducted in Malay and English.

This programme is part of Textures – a weekend with words.

Textures celebrates the power and beauty of words. It invites audiences to experience and appreciate how words give us the ability to express ourselves as well as give meaning to our lives and the world. With its profound ability to connect and unite, words breathe life into the vast breadth of human thought and feeling, whether spoken or written.

In this weekend of words, we also celebrate Singapore literature and the people who have contributed to it. From mastering the craft to those building a community of writers and readers, they are all part of weaving and strengthening the fabric of our literary landscape.

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The Arts House, Play Den
1 Old Parliament Lane
Singapore 179429