Pesta Raya Festival: Free Programmes

Pesta Raya Festival: Free Programmes

Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts showcases the best in theatre, dance, and music from the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago). Taking place from 27 – 30 Jun 2019 and coinciding with the celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the 18th edition of the festival returns this year with three newly commissioned works in its line-up of ticketed and free performances. Don\'t miss these free programmes! Pesta Dangdut by Zaleha Hamid, Masnie, Rahila Rashun & The Band 28 Jun 2019, Fri 8pm, 9pm & 10pm (30mins) Dance your evening away with Malaysia\'s Queen of Dangdut Zaleha Hamid, Singapore dangdut princess Masnie, with rising star and alumni of the Dangdut Academy Asia 3 competition Rahila Rashun! Catch them live in this special collaboration! Dangdut is a popular folk music style that emerged in Indonesia since the late 1960s, and has evolved over the decades. It is synonymous with energetic, percussion-driven pop music that is greatly influenced by Hindustani and Arabic music. Salammusik 29 Jun 2019, Sat 8.30pm (30mins), 9.30pm (30mins) & 10.30pm (45mins) Esplanade Outdoor Theatre 30 Jun 2019, Sun 7.30pm, 8.30pm & 9.30pm (30mins) Esplanade Concourse When you fuse cultural with modern beats, you get Salammusik, a band from Malaysia that gives music a breath of fresh air, with not only addictive rhythms but also with lyrics that yearn to be heard. Salammusik expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and colour. Gema Seni by Perkumpulan Seni 30 Jun 2019, Sun 7.30pm, 8.45pm & 10pm (45mins) Perkumpulan Seni presents an evening of Malay music, dance and poetry, showcasing new works alongside various iconic pieces from recent years as they pay homage to notable Malay artists who were from the group. Encompassing their belief of “Seni Untuk Masyarakat” (Arts for the Community), the group shares their rich history through the camaraderie amongst its members as they revisit dances such as Serampang Dua Belas, Zapin Gelombang and Masri Kini. Full line-up available online: www.esplanade.com/pestaraya

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