NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

NAC-AEP Programme Details

Exposure
Music

Programme ID: AEP0319559

Understanding Cultural Practices in Singapore [2019-2020]

- OUTLINE -

Why do the Chinese light lanterns during the Mid-Autumn Festival? Why do the Hindus pierce their tongues and cheeks during Thaipusam? And why is Ramadan considered the auspicious month in the Islamic calendar? 'Understanding Cultural Practices in Singapore ’ is an interactive Singapore multi-cultural lesson brought to life by live band demonstrations of the content.
 
- Chinese New Year (Chinese opera, Chinese Songs) 
- Mid-Autumn Festival
- Hungry Ghost Festival (Ge-tai)
- Vesak Day
- National Day
- Chingay
- Christmas, Easter, Lent, Halloween
- Hari Raya Haji, Hari Raya Puasa
- Malay Weddings
- Thaipusam, Deepavali

- LEARNING OBJECTIVES -

Students will learn the importance of some cultural practices as part of Singapore's diverse cultural landscape. Respecting and supporting diversity and different cultures is important so that we have a level of understanding about each other to facilitate collaboration and cooperation. The presentation style will be engaging and filled with fun facts. Students will also be encouraged to think critically about how music in different parts of the world can teach us about different cultures. 
 
At the end of the programme, students (should) 
 
Primary 
- have an awareness and some appreciation of cultural practices in Singapore - where it came from and how it has evolved to become what it is today 
- have some understanding of the influences of music across different cultures in Singapore
- have enjoyed music played professionally by a live band 
 
Secondary & Pre-Tertiary 
- have an awareness and some appreciation of cultural practices in Singapore - where it came from and how it has evolved to become what it is today 
- have a broader understanding of cultural diversity
- have gained a basic understanding of Singapore’s arts and cultural heritage 
- have enjoyed music played professionally by a live band

- DETAILS -

School Hall

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

English

45 minutes

None / Electrical Power Point

1 instructor, 3 other musicians/performers

- COST -

$1800

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 2019/2020 until 31 December 2020.


- CONTACT -

- Good People Music -

Dawn Wong

97874766

info@thegoodpeople.sg