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How did Singapore Malay dance come about? As with most things cultural, its journey can be traced back to even before Singapore officially became a nation. We look at some milestones in this uniquely Singapore art form and identify its movers and shakers.
For a student-friendly introduction to traditional Malay music, download Esplanade’s Tuned-In Performance Guide on core rhythms and musical instruments at the end of this article.
Muhd Noramin Mohd Farid (Soultari) is a choreographer, arts educator and researcher from Singapore.