Esplanade Presents


Nadi Singapura x Djangat

(Singapore & Indonesia)

11 May 2024, Sat, 7pm, 8.15pm & 9.30pm


(Intermission: None)

DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

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Photo credit: Nadi Singapura and Djangat

Nadi Singapura

Immerse yourself in the infectious energy of drumming and music with Nadi Singapura’s unmissable performance that features traditional Malay drums such as the Rebana, Gendang, Jidur, Marwas, and Talempong, accompanied by enchanting dance and vocals. Join in this celebration of Malay and Nusantara traditions presented by Nadi Singapura.



Having encountered Kayat art in Kuantan Singingi, Djangat has shifted its focus to Post-Kayat, exploring new musical and non-musical possibilities surrounding it. Post-Kayat also involves the fusion of Kayat drums with electronic instruments to craft beats and melodies that resonate with narrative themes. Amidst this fusion, what binds the classical and modern elements together is the intrinsic musical structure and rich substance of Kayat.


Nadi Singapura x Djangat

Nadi Singapura and Djangat Indonesia join forces on stage, to create a captivating fusion of ethnic percussion, folk melodies, and electronic soundscapes. This dynamic collaboration seamlessly blends tradition with innovation, revisiting the deep connection between Singapore and Riau in a mesmerising performance.

Language: Bahasa Indonesia, English
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

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Established in November 2011, the Nadi Singapura ensemble comprises talented young musicians dedicated to elevating traditional Malay drums and percussion, embodying the spirit of their name “Nadi” which translates to “pulse”. The group, led by renowned Rebana artisan Yaziz Hassan and prominent drummer Riduan Zalani, received the National Arts Council Major Grant Award 2023 – 2025, reflecting the ensemble’s excellence and dedication to their artform. At the core of Nadi Singapura's ethos lies friendship and shared musical aspirations as they aim to inspire through their performances of traditional Malay drums, text, music and movement.


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Based in Pekanbaru-Riau, Djangat Indonesia is a music group founded by composer Anggara Satria, with curiosity serving as its creative foundation. Since its inception in 2002, it has focused on exploring sounds to support dance and theatre works across Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. Over the years, Djangat has solidified into a cohesive music group, and started to focus on exploring singing styles, ethnic narratives, and community traditions in the hinterlands of Riau and Sumatra. In 2015, Satria conducted research on Kayat art in the Kuantan Singingi regency, gathering material for new narrative-based works. Artistic research plays an important part in the work that Djangat does and the group utilises the stage as a means of presenting the results of the research conducted.

Date & Time

11 May 2024, Sat


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

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