Esplanade Presents


Sanggar Seni

Kelana Purba and Makyong Kedek (Singapore)

9 – 12 May 2024


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Courtyard

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Witness two giants in the Singapore dikir barat scene as they fuse their unique flairs to present a visual and musical treat. Feel the rhythm of the paluan, witness the movements of the awok-awok (chorus), and soak in the melodies of the tok juara (lead vocalist) as we kick off the festival with a celebration of this classic Malay artform.

Language: Malay and English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Kelana Purba

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Established in 1990, Kelana Purba is considered to be one of the giants in the dikir barat scene boasting impressive accolades which includes being crowned champions of the prestigious national competition Mega Perdana a whopping seven times. The 80-strong active members are currently made up of experienced seniors as well as effervescent young talents, always ready to put up an entertaining and energetic performance.

Makyong Kedek

Makyong Kedek has been a prominent presence in the dikir barat scene since it was established in 1995, securing titles like the 2000 and 2010 Mega Perdana. With nearly 200 members, they have showcased their talent at esteemed events like the National Day Parade and Chingay Festival. The group’s dedication extends to mentoring the next generation by partnering with schools and building a strong rapport with Malaysian dikir barat groups to preserve the art's essence while encouraging its growth.

Date & Time

9 May 2024, Thu


Esplanade Courtyard

10 May 2024, Fri


Esplanade Courtyard

11 May 2024, Sat


Esplanade Courtyard

12 May 2024, Sun


Esplanade Courtyard

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