Esplanade Presents


Celebrating Cultures: A Cultural Musical Journey

The Straits Ensemble (Singapore)

10 Jun 2024, Mon, 6.45pm & 7.45pm

11 Jun 2024, Tue, 6.45pm & 7.45pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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Songs like Zapin Bunga Hutan, Joget Hitam Manis, 《天乌乌》 (ti orh orh) and 《帝女花》 (dai nui fah) have been handpicked to highlight and showcase the beauty and richness of our collective musical heritage here in Singapore.


This performance offers a glimpse to Pasat Merdu's inaugural Roots & Routes Musical Exchange, a four-day intercultural music exchange (18th June to 21st June) for youth and individuals interested in cultural music.



Violin: Kailin Yong

Oud: Azrin Abdullah

Double Bass: Felix Phang

Rebana & Percussion: Nizarfauzi


No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Language: 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

The Straits Ensemble

The Straits Ensemble is a musical collective that champions Singapore cultural music exchanges, influenced by the ever-changing global music landscape and jazz sensibilities.


With an instrumentation that embodies Singapore's cultural sound, The Straits Ensemble navigates the rich tapestry of Singapore's heritage and taps on a global kampung spirit to celebrate diversity.


The Straits Ensemble is a group under Pasat Merdu, a non-profit organisation focused on fostering intercultural understanding and uncovering the essence of the Singaporean Sound. Through education, commissions, presentations and promotion of new works, it aims to present this distinct sound to the world stage.

Date & Time

10 Jun 2024, Mon


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

11 Jun 2024, Tue


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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