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My Sunny Island

When:

Sun Jun 10 2018, 3:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Avenue 4, Tampines, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: K3V1nW0n9

“My Sunny Island” is a beautiful place where people of all ethnicities live harmoniously together! There are lots of fun and laughter and music is played all day long.

One day, a mysterious musical instrument washed up onto the shores of the island. What could it be? How is it played? Come on a musical adventure with Amirah and her friends from My Sunny Island, as they investigate this intriguing mystery! Listen to the catchy tunes and groovy rhythms of My Sunny Island and learn to play music together!

About the Open Score Project

The Open Score Project (OSP) is a world music ensemble in Singapore that endeavours to perform unique syncretic music with influences drawn from various musical cultures in Singapore. The project is helmed by composer and accordionist Syafiqah ‘Adha, recipient of the Mendaki Goh Chong Tong Youth Promise Award in 2010 and pipa player Gildon Choo, winner of the National Arts Council Chinese Music Competition Open Category in 2006.

Artistic Director – Syafiqah ‘Adha Sallehin

A composition major graduate from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (YSTCM) and a recipient of the “Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award” by Mendaki in 2010, Syafiqah’s music have been performed locally and overseas. As a self-taught accordionist in the genre of traditional Malay dance music, Syafiqah actively performs and advocates for the education of the music through lectures and workshops in schools.

Ensemble Manager – Gildon Choo

Winner of the National Arts Council Chinese Music Competition Pipa Open Category in 2006, Gildon has ever since been actively performing and engaged with collaboration with different artists. He was a soloist and improviser on the pipa for Odyssey Dance Theatre in “Wow! Merlion” which toured South Korea and Italy in 2016 and 2017. He has also programmed for and performed with Kulcha and traditional Cantonese opera singers in a unique collaboration for Esplanade’s Moonfest 2017. Gildon performed with RaghaJazz and Nam Hwa Opera for Singapore Heritage Festival in 2017.

Stage Director – A. Yagnya

Bitten by the theatre bug from her secondary school days, Yagnya is a graduate from Lasalle College of the Arts, and has a Ba(Hons) in Theatre and Performance. Since graduation, Yagnya has worked on various capacities with The Necessary Stage, TheatreWorks, Lasalle College of the Arts, the M1 Fringe Festival and The Singapore Reperatory Theatre on numberous theatre projects. Yagnya dreams to direct her own works for a non-theatre going audience to further discussions about societal issues in a way that she strongly believes theatre can achieve, through compelling stories.

Playwright – Marie Lee Xiao Ya

Marie is a Ba(Hons) graduate from Theatre and Performance program in Lasalle College of the Arts. She has over four years of experience in writing scripts and storytelling. Her clients include Singapore Science Centre, Resorts World Sentosa and various dance companies. She aspires to reach out to children and inculcate interest in performing arts. Her plays have been featured in Lasalle College and in Taipei.

About Faridah Jamal and Ethnique Musique Connections

Faridah Jamal is Singapore's pioneer in full-time angklung music teaching and the company director of Ethnique Musique Connections with a demonstrated history of working in the music industry. Faridah is skilled in music ensemble teaching and management and music composition/arrangement and experienced in music/performing arts Festivals. She is passionate in expanding angklung interest and philosophy in the world. Additionally, she is experienced in children's show hosting, visual theatre (mime) and creative writing with a Bachelor of Education degree (Teaching of English).