NAC-AEP Programme Details


Programme ID: AEP0318026

Music and Its Roles in the ASEAN Countries


Students will enjoy an interactive lesson of discovering what ASEAN is through music brought to life by live band demonstrations. 

Programme Outline: 
- An introduction to ASEAN and its member states. 
- Performances of songs from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, The Philippines, Indonesia, and the ASEAN theme song. 
- How ASEAN affects our lives (explanations in between songs). 
- The roles music play (explanations in between songs). 

The presenter(s) will interact with students through pop quizzes, simple group-answer questions and by encouraging students to clap along at appropriate segments.


To understand 
- A brief history of ASEAN and who its member countries are. 
- How the existence of ASEAN affects us. 
- Some roles music play in an Asian context. 

Through music, students will learn about the importance of ASEAN and be encouraged to consider how music is woven into the fabric of our lives. Students will be more aware of the members of ASEAN and be introduced to popular music from some of its member states. 

At the end of the programme, students should: 

- Gain some awareness and appreciation of popular music in ASEAN countries. 
- Have some understanding of the roles music play across cultures. 
- Enjoy music played professionally by a live band. 

Secondary & Pre-Tertiary 
- Have an awareness of popular music in the ASEAN countries. 
- Have an appreciation for the roles music play in our society and economy beyond entertainment. 
- Have a broader understanding of music and hence be able to pursue creative and expressive capacities with greater complexity, variety and open-mindedness. 
- Enjoy music played professionally by a live band. 


School Hall / Auditorium / AV Room

Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI / ITE


45 minutes

None / Electrical Power Point

1 instructor, 3 other musicians/performers

- COST -


Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2019-2021 until 31 December 2021.


- Good People Music -

Dawn Wong