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ICN 2020: Unity in Diversity
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ICN 2020: Unity in Diversity

Bhinneka Tunggal Ika — Unity in Diversity Let us be reminded that we all have a unique place in society The introduction to Indonesian folklore  ICN is an annual musical production brought to you by over 120 Indonesian students passionate about storytelling in Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Titled Nilanka: A Musical, the story takes viewers back in time for a riveting performance. “For generations, ICN Cultural Production has discussed various themes while showcasing the vibrant culture and illustrations history of our Nusantara.” This year, ICN Cultural Production tells a captivating story about growth, love, and ambition from the classic Batak…
ICN 2020 – Nilanka brings folklore storytelling to the fore
Arts

ICN 2020 – Nilanka brings folklore storytelling to the fore

ICN Cultural Productions returns in 2020 for the 11th edition of their show — titled Nilanka: A Musical.  This year’s production sees them taking on Batak folklore, specifically “Dayang Bandir dan Sandean Raja” from Indonesia’s cultural heritage. In a story revolving around themes of identity and conformity, Nilanka invites audiences to follow the journey of the six characters as they struggle against facing established societal norms while trying to stay true to themselves. As with previous editions, Nilanka is produced solely from the efforts of the Indonesian students of Nanyang Technological University (NTU); overseeing every aspect of the production including…
GAYA 2019 Sangharsa (‘The Struggle’): An Adventure Through Indonesia’s Forgotten Histories
Theatre

GAYA 2019 Sangharsa (‘The Struggle’): An Adventure Through Indonesia’s Forgotten Histories

Singapore Management University’s Komunitas Indonesia (SMUKI) is back with their annual musical production, GAYA 2019 – short for Gelar Budaya. Titled Sangharsa: The Struggle, this year’s play is set in the 15th century. The ruler of Mataram, Senapati (I-En), looks to strengthen his iron grip over Nusantara by sweeping over every perdikans (villages) in the land – except for this village named Perdikan Mangir. Led by two young brothers – Wanabaya (Jerikho) and Baru Klinting (Mason) – they challenge Senapati’s conquest by defiantly protecting their village. In their attempt to do so, they face many challenges; which include confronting the…
Lakonna 2018: A Musical Of Dreams, Power & The Risk Of It All
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Lakonna 2018: A Musical Of Dreams, Power & The Risk Of It All

It’s a love story, far from the fairy tales you would recognise! ICN 2018 – Lakonna: A Musical, is an original musical tale of everlasting love intertwined with lies and deceit. It is a struggle for power between two brothers, a woman, and the position of village head. With a team of 127 Indonesian students from Nanyang Technological University, and a script that was in development since June 2017, Lakonna is inspired by a folktale from Tana Toraja – famously known as the “Land of the Heavenly Kings”, a highland region in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Intentionally written as a reminder of today’s increasingly…
Laneway Singapore 2018: Presenting Southeast Asia’s Diverse Lineup
Music

Laneway Singapore 2018: Presenting Southeast Asia’s Diverse Lineup

As with previous years, Laneway Festival Singapore 2018 – also the 8th Laneway in Singapore – promises to be a full sensory experience for music fans, with a focus on the best new and established live acts in the game! Focusing on the closer locale, they’ve added a varied line-up of Asian artistes – 8 groups from 4 countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore. From break-out bands to established musicians, here’s the full low-down on these 8 Southeast Asian acts! ALEXTBH Producing music from his early teens, 21-year-old ALEXTBH has since made his mark in Malaysia’s electronic music scene with…
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