Esplanade Presents


Hidup Pop Yeh Yeh! (Long Live Pop Yeh Yeh!)

Dato’ Jeffrydin, Dato’ L. Ramli, S. Mariam & Masdo (Malaysia)

12 May 2024, Sun, 8pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concert Hall

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Hidup pop yeh yeh! In this lively showcase, pioneering artists Dato’ Jeffrydin, Dato’ L. Ramli and S. Mariam join forces with ‘60s pop-inspired band Masdo to celebrate the legacy of this beloved music genre.


Arising from the 1960s and 1970s, pop yeh yeh combines psychedelic, pop and rock ‘n’ roll sounds with Malay melodies and lyricism, resulting in a unique genre that found deep resonance with fans across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Pop yeh yeh artists created a unique new sound by blending popular music from both Malay and Western cultures, inspired by artists such as The Beatles and Cliff Richard. 


Hosted by Hafeez Glamour, this concert features three well-known artists of the pop yeh yeh era: Dato’ Jeffrydin, Dato’ L. Ramli and S. Mariam. Having started performing as a teen, Dato’ Jeffrydin shot to fame when he released Kenanganku, which sold more than 150,000 units upon its release. He went on to establish himself as one of the genre’s most prolific artists, with multiple hits including Mas Mona, Pujaan Hatiku, Seruling Anak Gembala and more. Similarly, Dato’ L. Ramli first gained recognition when he was only 20 years old, with his hit song Dara Pujaan staying on the Malaysian music charts for 14 weeks straight. Across his long and illustrious career, he has released other famous pop yeh yeh songs such as Siapa Bilang Aku Tak Sayang and Ayahku Kawin Lagi. Recording and releasing her first EP at age 16 with The Rythmn Boys, S. Mariam sang in both English and Malay, finding success with songs in the latter language as evident by hits such as Hasrat Hati. Performing alongside these two legendary artists are the beloved Kugiran Masdo, a band who helped to revive the popularity of ‘60s-inspired music among a new generation of listeners. The band boasts a fervent fan base across the Malay Archipelago, having staged multiple sold-out shows—including their showcase at Esplanade Concert Hall for Pesta Raya 2022, where tickets sold out in a matter of hours. 


Bringing together artists from generations past and present, this is more than just a concert—it is a tribute to and a celebration of the respected artists who made this genre what it is. Come hear their stories and songs and discover the legacy of this genre.

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: Malay
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Artist Information

Dato Jeffrydin

Raden Jeffrydin Raden Imbromsoekaman, better known as Dato Jeffrydin, burst into the scene in the early ‘60s after winning a singing competition. He went on to sing with the Rhythm Boys and then recorded albums with The Siglap Five before heading out on his own. His string of hit songs include Kenanganku, Mas Mona, Seruling Anak Gembala and many more. He has recorded at least one song or album each decade since the 1960s till 2010. An instantly recognisable figure,Jeffrydin was often mobbed by fans during the peak of the pop yeh yeh mania, who always ended up tearing his shirts or pulling his buttons off!  

Dato L. Ramli

Dato L. Ramli recorded his hit song, Dara Pujaan at 20 years old in 1962 with Orkes Teruna Ria. This hit song stayed in the Malaysian charts for 14 weeks straight. His other songs, Siapa Bilang Aku Tak Sayang and Ayahku Kawin Lagi is still a favourite amongst pop yeh yeh fans today. Already in his 80s, this Penang-born artist is still actively performing today.  

S. Mariam

Born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, S. Mariam often took part in Talentime growing up. In 1965, at the age of 15, she had the opportunity to dance for The Rythmn Boys. Not long after, she recorded her first English-language EP with them. She went on to record many more songs which included hit songs Hasrat Hati and Bertemasya. In 1969, S. Mariam broke out as a solo artist and is actively performing till today.  



Masdo consists of vocalist and guitarist Ali Sariah, lead guitarist Asmawi, and bassist Putu Ceri. Their drummer Ambobzeela, real name Azham Ahmad, is also a founding member of Hujan. 


Formed in 2015, the band gained fame with their ‘60s pop sound and the singles Bunga, Bercanda Di Malam Indah and Dinda, among others. They dropped their debut album Selamat Tinggal Pujaan (Farewell to the Admired) in 2018. 

Date & Time

12 May 2024, Sun


Esplanade Concert Hall
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