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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Poetry, wrestlers and colonialism strikes again in the Philippines

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. In the weekly Southeast Asia Radar, we publish a round-up of content that have …

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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Cambodia’s Charles Dickens; Yangon’s graffiti scene

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. In the weekly Southeast Asia Radar, we publish a round-up of content that have …

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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Vietnam’s new costume institute; Is Penang’s art scene dead?

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. In the weekly Southeast Asia Radar, we publish a round-up of content that have …

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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Eka Kurniawan turns down art award; the grandfather of Mandalay’s modern art

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. In the weekly Southeast Asia Radar, we publish a round-up of content that have …

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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Is film programming underrated?; Ramayana x SEA

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. In the weekly Southeast Asia Radar, we publish a round-up of content that have …

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Michelle Fonseca and Hazeline Ali.

The working processes of artists: Sheng player Michael Lee

In this video, LASALLE students Michelle Fonseca and Hazeline Ali speak to Sheng player Michael Lee,  who has played the classic Chinese musical instrument for more than 50 years. Being a Sheng maestro has brought Michael Lee all around the world, taking up roles as concert master, music director, conductor and teacher, but why does …

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Wong Horngyih, courtesy of Pusaka

Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: BACC director fired; Kelantan lifts Mak Yong ban

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. In the weekly Southeast Asia Radar, we publish a round-up of content that have …

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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Ultraman Buddha hotly traded; Course on democratic dissent cancelled in Singapore

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. In the weekly Southeast Asia Radar, we publish a round-up of content that have …

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Composer and emcee Darren Sng with composer Prof. Paik Young-eun. Photo: Chung Ee Yong

Conversations in a small room: “Dialogues And Reflections”

By Shahril Salleh (1,000 words, 6-minute read) New music is the epitome of unfamiliar territory. Even as someone who read music at university, often I find myself unprepared (and even dreading) to watch new music concerts. Part of my own anxieties comes from a need to know and be familiar with what is being performed. …

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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: New Filipina superhero; capturing seniors of Saigon; refugee kids in Penang musical

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. In the weekly Southeast Asia Radar, we publish a round-up of content that have …

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Full Hungarian splendour: Treble Voices Festival 2019

By Shahril Salleh (1,200 words, 6-minute read) Choral music festivals are gaining traction in Singapore. In my opinion, this is a good thing for both the choral music scene as well as the arts ecosystem. From a place-making perspective, not only do festivals create attention and vibrancy at the arts and civics districts, we also …

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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Burmese hip hop, and queer Vietnamese singer Tuimi

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. In the weekly Southeast Asia Radar, we publish a round-up of content that have …

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What is the music of my country? Race, harmony and diversity in Singapore

“All music, any organization of sounds is then a tool for the creation or consolidation of a community, of a totality.”   – Jacques Attali “Gua jahat ada hajat boy” – Akeem Jahat          Tuning In The title of this article references a song by the Indonesian band Project Pop, Dangdut Is The …

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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Skateboarding in Myanmar; ARTJOG

ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range …

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Weekly Southeast Asia Radar: Malaysia mulls on Jawi calligraphy; racism in Singapore

ArtsEquator Southeast Asia Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range …

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Weekly S.E.A. Radar: ARTJOG as art festival; Rich Brian; Thai dissident band hiding out in Laos

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

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Hitting the right (heart) notes: 10toONE by ONE Chamber Choir

By Shahril Salleh (932 words, 5-minute read) ONE chamber choir has a formidable reputation. It is one of Singapore’s premier community choir – one that made waves and built bridges for our nation in the international choral music scene. Its recent concert, 10toONE, held on 14 July 2019, not only showcased the choir’s high standards …

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Weekly S.E.A Radar: Anti-Duterte’s protest art at SONA; Thai literature reaches English readers

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

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Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Hijabi rapper undeterred; Singapore’s Riotous drag queen; Isaan critic’s Manifesto

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Hijabi rapper undeterred; Singapore’s Riotous drag queen; Isaan critic’s Manifesto Read More »

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Weekly S.E.A. Radar: LGBT play in Makati City; Made in Vietnam stock footage; Cambodian musicians self censor

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: LGBT play in Makati City; Made in Vietnam stock footage; Cambodian musicians self censor Read More »

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Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar publishes book; Filipino Sign Language interpreters at music festival

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts about arts and culture in Southeast Asia, drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional …

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar publishes book; Filipino Sign Language interpreters at music festival Read More »

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Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Myanmar’s satirical poets fighting censorship; “Terompet Rakyat” herald Indonesia’s elections

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional news websites, blogs and media platforms, and …

Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Myanmar’s satirical poets fighting censorship; “Terompet Rakyat” herald Indonesia’s elections Read More »

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Weekly S.E.A. Radar: Myanmar’s political punk rockers; the story of Chiang Mai’s contemporary art museum; Hanoi’s emerging street art

ArtsEquator Radar features articles and posts drawn from local and regional websites and publications – aggregated content from outside sources, so we are exposed to a multitude of voices in the region. Here’s a round-up of content from this week, scoured and sifted from a range of regional news websites, blogs and media platforms, and …

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