Esplanade Presents


SOTA Malay Fusion Ensemble: Beyond Boundaries

SOTA Malay Fusion Ensemble (Singapore)

26 Jun 2024, Wed, 6.45pm & 7.45pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse


Urban-based Malay folk music is often associated with traditional Malay dance style and rhythms such as asli, inang, joget and zapin. Experience traditional Malay music with fresh ears as the School of the Arts Malay Fusion Ensemble transcends boundaries to present several Malay tunes with unique instrumentation and experimental music arrangements. Listen as classical Western instruments such as the piano and harp blend with traditional Malay music idioms, alongside the rebana, accordion and guitar. In this performance, the ensemble will also showcase their own creative compositions based on the aforementioned traditional dance rhythms.


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

Things to Note:
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Artist Information

SOTA Malay Fusion Ensemble


Led by composer-performer Syafiqah ‘Adha, the School of the Arts (SOTA) Malay Fusion Ensemble was established in 2017 to complement the school’s chamber music curriculum and student ensembles. The ensemble comprises SOTA music students from Year 2 onwards, who are practicing musicians on various instruments such as the piano, harp and guitar, amongst others. The mission of the SOTA Malay Fusion Ensemble is to engage students in the fundamentals of urban-based Malay folk music performance while pushing boundaries and rethinking the conventional practice in a respectful manner. The ensemble performs yearly for its chamber music showcase in SOTA.

Date & Time

26 Jun 2024, Wed


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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