Pei Hwa Secondary School – Xinyao and Singapore Music Workshop

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Together with 2 local renowned musicians, Derrick Tham and Robert Seng, Intune Music Director, Aaron Matthew Lim and Peng Chi Sheng, with Intune Music Vocal Instructor, Tay Sia Yeun, conducted Xinyao and Singapore Pop Music Workshop at Pei Hwa Secondary School!

Students will be given an in-depth understanding of Xinyao – how it began, how it rose in popularity, and how it started to fade away, and also how it has currently evolved to become a modern-day music phenomenon that is rising in popularity once again. And this will also open up a debate on ‘What is Xinyao?’, making students question and google more about Xinyao and what it really means.
The presentation will be done in a fun and interesting manner, with narration by a central narrator, and singing performances by a group of singers

1) Learn about the Xinyao Campus Folk Song Movement, as well as singing and sharing about the songs by a narrator and the 2-3 singers
2) Development of Xinyao over the years
3) What are the Characteristics of a Xinyao Song?
4) Learning about Important Xinyao Pioneers like Eric Moo, Dr Liang Wern Fook
5) Highlight the differences in lyrics themes and genre of songs between songs during Xinyao and Post-Xinyao phases
6) Perform a number of Xinyao songs for the students to appreciate

The objective of this workshop and performance is for students to learn and experience the local Singaporean music culture – Xinyao. With performance, the students will be eager to learn more about the content in the workshop and in the effort to reinforce their passion in the Chinese language at the same time!

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