Performing Arts in Singapore (Music)
This collection covers the development of music in Singapore, across genres and traditions, including Chinese, Malay and Indian music, western classical, western and vernacular pop, jazz, rock and more. It also details the evolution of Xinyao, which is a contemporary Mandarin vocal genre of songs unique to Singapore.
Interviewees comprise composers, conductors, vocalists, instrumentalists, deejays and music producers, including composer Zubir bin Said, guitar maestro Alex Abisheganaden and Xinyao pioneer Dawn Gan.
They talk about the support for home-grown music, the changes in the music landscape in Singapore over the years, and their experience working with major record labels.