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Soul Journey - Nine Songs


Sat Aug 8 2015, 2:00pm–3:30pm
Sat Aug 8 2015, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard Ticket: $35.00
  • Concession for students, NSFs, and seniors: $20.00
  • Package of 4 or more tickets (Per ticket): $31.50
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: dunno86

Let the charm of nanyin music take you into a realm of meditation and contemplation.

The beauty of the Nine Songs classical cycle of poems written by Chinese poet Qu Yuan over 2000 years ago is brought to life through the purifying sound of nanyin music together with the graceful movements of Liyuan Opera.

Immerse in an experience inspired by the spirituality of the poems and the rituals of ancient times that weaves music, dance and contemporary theatrical expressions together into a multi-sensory feast.

About Nanyin Music
Nanyin, which literally means “music of the south”, is one of the most ancient musical art forms in China. Regarded as a “living fossil of Chinese musical history”, nanyin was inscribed onto UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2009.

With roots in China’s imperial courts, serene and elegant nanyin songs and music have soothed and uplifted many through the centuries. Performed on wind, string and percussion instruments and sometimes sung in the old Minnan dialect of the Quanzhou region in Fujian province where it originated, nanyin music spread to Southeast Asia and Singapore in the 19th century. Since its inception in 1941, Siong Leng Musical Association has been active in keeping nanyin’s presence and practice alive in Singapore through its explorations in finding the contemporary voice in this traditional music form.