programmes 

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Around Asia on a Fiddle [*NEW* in 2019/20]

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Based on our popular programme ‘Around the World on a Fiddler’ with Fiddler for Peace Kailin Yong and his band, ‘Around Asia on a Fiddle’ turns the spotlight to the world’s most populous continent.

Students will travel through cultural time and space with Fiddler for Peace Kailin Yong and his band as they play an exciting program of Asian music showcasing the sonic and cultural versatility of the violin. 

Between songs, presenter will touch on some of the characteristics (E.g. tonalities and rhythms) commonly found in the folk music of each country and tradition.
 
Students will be encouraged to identify the countries of origin of a few pieces of music played by the band. 

Students will also be encouraged to participate by clapping along with the songs and sing along with the choruses.

See full programme listing here.

 
Around the World on a Fiddle

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Students will travel through cultural time and space with Fiddler for Peace Kailin Yong and his band as they play an exciting program of world music showcasing the sonic and cultural versatility of the violin. 
 

The band will play a colourful program of music from different cultures; from Asia to the Middle East, from Europe to the Americas.
 

Between songs, presenter will touch on some of the characteristics (E.g. tonalities and rhythms) commonly found in the folk music of each country and tradition.

 
Students will be encouraged to identify the countries of origin of a few pieces of music played by the band. 

 

Students will also be encouraged to participate by clapping along with the songs and sing along with the choruses.

See full programme listing here.

 

 
Chop, Tap and Swing it, Strings!
- The Y Quartet (String Quartet)

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

The Y Quartet challenges the traditional image of the classical string quartet with performances of modern pop, improvisational jazz and folk tunes. Through a fun and light-hearted presentation of famous songs across a variety of genres, The Y Quartet aims to kindle the enthusiasm for making music in the young, and broaden the sonic landscape for the experienced.

 

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Finding Singapore's Voice

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Who are we and where did we come from? ‘Finding Singapore’s Voice’ is an interactive Singapore music history lesson brought to life by live band demonstrations of the content.

 

Students will learn the importance of Singapore’s music history and be encouraged to examine their roles in shaping the future of Singapore through their consumption of and contribution to music. Through understanding our own history via music, students will also be encouraged to think critically about how music in different parts of the world can teach us about different cultures.

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Guitar and Effects in Modern Music

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Students will enjoy a program of music with a mix of pop, rock, jazz, and see how the guitar and its effects would greatly affect the feel and vibe of a song. This new and improved programme features a live band performance to demonstrate the guitar effects in a musical setting.

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Gypsy Music
by The Lost Tribe

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

The Lost Tribe of Pulau Gypsy demonstrates the lighter side of music with a fun, interactive and informative look at gypsy music. Presented by music graduates from Berklee College of Music and the Vienna Academy of Music, this programme is The Lost Tribe’s introduction to the almost magical world of gypsy music, also known as hot jazz that was invented in the 1930s.

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Music and Its Roles in the ASEAN Countries

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Students will enjoy an interactive lesson of discovering what ASEAN is through music brought to life by live band demonstrations. 

Programme Outline: 
- An introduction to ASEAN and its member states. 
- Performances of songs from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Indonesia, and the ASEAN theme song. 
- How ASEAN affects our lives (explanations in between songs). 
- The roles music plays (explanations in between songs). 

The presenter(s) will interact with students through pop quizzes, simple group-answer questions and by encouraging students to clap along at appropriate segments.

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Music from the Islands

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Students can expect an afternoon of entertaining music as well as instruction with interactive activities conducted and performed by Berklee College of Music graduate Felix Phang who also manages a 12-piece band entirely comprising steel drums.

 

No prior music background is required to enjoy this intuitive instrument and live band demonstration, where the steel pan will be performed with the guitar, bass, and drums.

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Our Music Today

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Music has never developed more quickly in the history of man than in the last hundred years or so. ‘Our Music Today’ is a crash course in the main genres* of modern music – Jazz, Latin, Rock, Funk, R&B, Electronic and Country. Students will experience music performed by an extremely versatile live band, accompanied by fun facts about each genre covered.

*May vary with time limitations.

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Singapore's Rise to Independence
Through Music [*NEW* in 2019/20]

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

How and why did music and the arts bring the chaotic multi-racial society together? 'Singapore's Rise to Independence through Music’ is an interactive Singapore music history lesson brought to life by live band demonstrations of the content. Students will learn about pre-independence Singapore, efforts to develop national identity, as well as some significant moments in Singapore's musical and historical past.

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The Exotic Sounds & Rhythms of the Middle East

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

This programme offers a sampling of the exotic sounds of the Middle Eastern and Arab world performed by a traditional orchestra of Middle Eastern music known as Takht. The Takht ensemble includes instruments like the qanun (zither), oud (lute), ney (bamboo flute), violin, riqq (arabic tambourine) and darbuka (egyptian goblet drum). 

 

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Students will enjoy live musicians playing different types of music to a film and discover the possibilities of emotions how music can affect the film. Expect an afternoon of entertaining music as well as instruction with interactive activities conducted and performed by The Lost Tribe of Pulau Gypsy which comprises Kailin Yong on violin, Vienna Academy of Music and Berklee College of Music graduates Felix Phang on double bass and Alvin Wong on guitar. 

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The Power of Music in Film

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

 
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Understanding Cultural Practices in Singapore [*NEW* in 2019/20]

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Why do the Chinese light lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival? Why do the Hindus pierce their tongues and cheeks during Thaipusam? And why is Ramadan considered the auspicious month in the Islamic calendar? 'Understanding Cultural Practices in Singapore ’ is an interactive Singapore multi-cultural lesson brought to life by live band demonstrations of the content.

Students will learn the importance of some cultural practices as part of Singapore's diverse cultural landscape. Respecting and supporting diversity and different cultures is important so that we have a level of understanding about each other to facilitate collaboration and cooperation. The presentation style will be engaging and filled with fun facts. Students will also be encouraged to think critically about how music in different parts of the world can teach us about different cultures. 

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What Is American Roots Music? 

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

This programme offers a sampling of American roots music, which is the source and basis for all American music like jazz, rock and roll, R&B and hip hop.

 

The music presented will feature genres like old time, jug band, bluegrass, western swing, cowboy, cajun music and of course, the blues, performed on an array of traditional string band instruments, which includes fiddle, banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar and string bass. 

The programme will highlight important cornerstone numbers from iconic figures of American roots music like Robert Johnson, Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, Tommy Jarrell and Mississippi Sheikhs. 


Students will be strongly encouraged to perform and sing along with the band by honouring the jug band tradition of using found objects and voices to make music.

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What is Jazz?

This programme is eligible for up to 50% subsidy from the Tote Board Arts Grant.

Students will enjoy a musical journey of the jazz idiom, along with discovering the political, economic and social landscapes of that time which influenced each unique and distinct style of jazz. 

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