Esplanade Presents

Music | Dance | Roving

Rasa Cinta

Nadi Singapura

18 – 21 May 2023

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(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Forecourt Garden

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The power and joy of drumming and music that Nadi Singapura brings in every performance is a treat not to be missed. The harmonious performance of the rebana, jidur, marwas and talempong, among other traditional Malay instruments, accompanied by dancing and singing, remains a highlight in their creative expression.


Don’t miss Rasa Cinta, inspired by the customs and traditions practised by the Malay community in Singapore and the Nusantara, crafted by Nadi Singapura.

Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

Nadi Singapura

Formed in November 2011, the Nadi Singapura ensemble is made up of young and aspiring musos who believe in uplifting traditional Malay drums and percussions. Nadi, which means pulse or flow of consciousness in Malay, features the most common Malayan drums found in Singapore namely the kompang, rebana, jidur and gendang in their performances.


The ensemble is led by two renowned individuals in the Singapore Malay Arts scene, rebana artist Yaziz Hassan and prominent drummer and percussionist, Riduan Zalani. Both founders aim to position Nadi Singapura as a dynamic ensemble which adopts an innovative approach in the use of the Malay Archipelago drums.

Date & Time

18 May 2023, Thu


Esplanade Forecourt Garden

19 May 2023, Fri


Esplanade Forecourt Garden

20 May 2023, Sat


Esplanade Forecourt Garden

21 May 2023, Sun


Esplanade Forecourt Garden

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