Esplanade Presents


Irama Nostalgia

Angklung Empire (Singapore)

12 May 2024, Sun, 6.30pm & 7.30pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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Angklung Empire invites you to relive the cherished memories of your childhood and bask in the melodies of timeless festive tunes that you hold dear to your hearts! Highlights from this angklung performance include an original composition, Gema Ronggeng, from the group's music director alongside nostalgic Malay tunes immortalised by legends like Rafeah Buang, Fazidah Joned, and Ismail Marzuki. Don't miss out on this journey down memory lane and let the echoes of tradition and joy fill your heart this festive season!


So, let’s ronggeng, swing and shake!

Language: English, Malay
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

Angklung Empire

The angklung – Indonesia’s traditional bamboo rattle originating from West Java – is synonymous with folk culture, festivities and music education. Since the early 1960s, it has gained a strong footing in Singapore, thanks to the legendary Pak Kasur from Jakarta, who was invited to teach the instrument to children in schools. Two decades later, the former student conductor of Raffles Girls’ School Angklung Orchestra, Miss Faridah Jamal, was inspired to become a pioneer in full-time angklung teaching. In 2022, as founder and director of Ethnique Musique Connections (EMC), she collaborated with Miss Chan Mei Yin, the chief executive officer of Gamelan Asmaradana Ltd (GA), to form Angklung Empire – comprising former angklung students, GA musicians and members of the larger community.

Date & Time

12 May 2024, Sun


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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