Cita Seni: Rhythm of the Straits

14 Sep 2019

Event times

11am – 1pm

Cost of entry

Free, register on peatix: https://rhythmofthestraits.peatix.com/

The Arts House

Singapore, Singapore


Travel Information

  • 195, 961 and 961C (Supreme Ct, bus stop no. 02181) 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197, 851 and 961 (Opposite The Treasury, bus stop no. 04249) 2, 12, 33, 147, 190 (High St Ctr, bus stop no. 04229) 75, 100, 107, 130, 131 and 167 (Opposite S’pore Cricket Club, bus stop no. 02029) 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 531, 533, 534, 535, 536, 538, 539, 544, 545, 549, 554, 560, 564, 585, 589, 700, 761, 850E, 868, 951E and 971E (Fullerton Sq, bus stop no. 03011
  • City Hall (10-min walk), Clarke Quay (15-min walk), Esplanade (15-min walk), Fort Canning (15-min walk), Raffles Place (10-min walk)

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Join musician Fadhli Ramlee in a showcase of traditional Malay music and rhythms juxtaposed against its contemporary renditions.


Cita Seni: Rhythm of the Straits
14 September 2019, Saturday | 11am – 1pm
Chamber, The Arts House
Free, register on peatix: https://rhythmofthestraits.peatix.com/

The range of musical Rhythms of the Straits (Selat) tells very much about the cultural history of the region and its people. The evolution of music in the areas of Straits of Melaka is still an ongoing process; while some repertoires have developed, some others are still continuously developing. Led by a young and talented musician, Fadhli Ramlee, 
this Cita Seni session will showcase a wide range of rhythms of traditional Malay music, juxtaposed against its contemporary renditions. Fadhli will share his experiences in learning and playing Malay music, including his regional exposure on the varieties of Malay traditional music. Through these rhythms, audiences can gain insights into the cultural dynamics of the region, of its past, present and possibly its future trajectory.

About the Artist:
Fadhli Ramlee is a traditional Malay musician. Fadhli began his professional career in the performing arts since 2003. He performed Malay dance with Kirana Seni and involved in Malay theatre with Sri Anggerek Bangsawan, Teater Titisan, Teater Ekamatra and Teater Artistik. He is currently an active member of Nadi Singapura and the artistic director of Project Ujong Tanjong, a multi-disciplined team of artists under the Malay Heritage Centre's (MHC) Art Incubation programme. He was the writer and music director for the official launch of MHC's annual Malay Culture Festival in 2018.

About Cita Seni:
Cita Seni is an educational and discursive forum consisting of seminars and public lectures on national and regional artistic, cultural and intellectual traditions. Co-presented by The Arts House and the Department of Malay Studies NUS, the forum aims to garner public and academicinterest on areas of focus. Cita encompasses the meaning of 
ideal, while Seni refers to the artistic realm.

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