Esplanade Presents


dengan semangat

nor and Malika Avani (Singapore)

25 Mar 2024, Mon, 7pm & 8pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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“To know one’s self is to know one’s history. To know one’s history is to know one’s land. To know one’s land is to know one’s sea.”


dengan semangat takes inspiration from nor's 2021 essay in Making Kin: Ecofeminist Essays from Singapore. This performance examines the ties between the self with memories of the land and sea. Through nor's spoken word poetry, interwoven with musical responses by Malika Avani, the presentation explores the enduring question of what it truly means to belong.  


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

Language: English & Malay
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


nor is a multidisciplinary artist whose work situates identity and community within speculative timelines through frameworks of gender performance, ethnographic portraits and transnational histories. nor's writings have been published in Singa Pura-Pura: Malay Speculative Fiction from Singapore, Making Kin: Ecofeminist Essays from Singapore as well as Brown is Redacted: Reflecting on Race in Singapore.  

Malika Avani

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With over 13 years of initiation, Malika Avani emerges from immersive studies in the jungles of Peru, Brazil and Mexico, delving into song lines of and ancient cultures. Returning to Singapore and Southeast Asia, she carries a rich background as a multi-hyphenate medicine woman, poet, musical storyteller, and documentary producer. 


Her passion lies in seamlessly integrating ancient tribal chants and layered textured songs of remembrance, expertly woven with ethereal sounds and mesmerising shamanic drumming. Malika Avani is committed to crafting a transformative experience, leveraging her mastery in healing, storytelling and sonic exploration to stir the awakening of the indigenous soul.  

Date & Time

25 Mar 2024, Mon


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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