NAC-AEP Programme Details


Programme ID: AEP0318019

Around Asia on a Fiddle


Based on our popular programme ‘Around the World on a Fiddler’ with Fiddler for Peace Kailin Yong and his band, ‘Around Asia on a Fiddle’ turns the spotlight to the world’s most populous continent.

Students will travel through cultural time and space with Fiddler for Peace Kailin Yong and his band as they play an exciting program of Asian music showcasing the sonic and cultural versatility of the violin. 

Between songs, presenter will touch on some of the characteristics (E.g. tonalities and rhythms) commonly found in the folk music of each country and tradition.
Students will be encouraged to identify the countries of origin of a few pieces of music played by the band. 

Students will also be encouraged to participate by clapping along with the songs and sing along with the choruses.


To take students on a fascinating and wondrous musical and cultural journey around the world seen through the lens of a crossover violinist. 

To help students appreciate the vastness of the Asian cultural landscape through a broad variety of world and folk music performed by Fiddler for Peace, Kailin Yong and his band. 

To inspire students to pick up a musical instrument to start making 'joyous sounds' in the name of promoting friendship and world peace. 

To encourage students to be curious about other cultures and music. 

To cultivate a broader world view in our youths, showing them how each one of us has the power to make a difference in the world we live in.


School Hall, Theatre, or Music Room

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


45 minutes


1 instructor, 2 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