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Arrangements by Danial Ariffin Azman and Md Hardi Aris, conducted by Zulkifli M Amin, with musicians from the Singapore Malay Traditional Musicians Association
Livestream on 19 Mar, Sat, 9.30pm
Duration: 1hr 15mins
Blending the old and new, Gala Gemadah brings back favourite classics and fresh hit songs across the 1980s to 2020s. Inspired by traditional Malay poetic rhythm, listen to the new song arrangements by well-known Singaporean music arrangers such as Hardi Aris and Danial Ariffin Azman. Mentored by Singapore’s Young Artist Award Zulkifli Mohamed Amin, catch the traditional band live in action as they bring you a mesmerising selection of music, complemented by beautiful melodies sung by Suryana Norddin and Asri Daud.
Danial Ariffin Azman (born Singapore, 1991) is a music director, composer, arranger, producer and an educator. He holds a Diploma in Sonic Arts under the School of Technology for the Arts from Republic Polytechnic in 2013 and graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a First-Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and Arranging in 2019.
Md Hardi Aris is a musician, composer, music arranger and music director. He has been actively involved in the music scene since 2008. On top of running his own music ensemble company, he is also part of and once lead Nobat Kota Singa, a Malay music traditional band. In addition to that, he is also in the pop yeh yeh tribute band, Wisma II, as its music director. He has also taken part in many stage productions in various capacities. He has created new song arrangements for Singapore Youth Festival events, dance companies and local and regional artists. Hardi has previously acted as a composer, arranger and music conductor for Rentas in Gemadah 2020.
Zulkifli Mohamed Amin brings his unique combination of inner vision and expression. He was visited by powerful imagination in his early youths, which prompted his need to recreate the arts, for the youth and with the youths. His music encompasses a tapestry of arts, culture and music with a dose of Singaporean flavour. His uniquely intuitive approach and strong desires for ethnomusicology and musical instruments in the Malay archipelago moulded his performing and writing styles.
Gemadah – Traditional Malay Music Festival is a one-day event presented by the Singapore Malay Traditional Musicians Association, in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay as part of Pentas.