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Pesta Raya celebrates music, theatre and dance at Esplanade

Esplanade Theatres by the Bay presents Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of the Arts – from 18-21 May. The event celebrates the Malay community in its diversity and richness through the best in the performing arts from the Nusantara (Malay Archipelago).

Malaysia’s R&B star Dayang Nurfaizah makes her return to Singapore for the first time since her sold-out show in 2018. Following her success with Belagu, which won multiple awards at the recent Anugerah Industri Muzik 2023 (AIM23), Dayang presents a one-night-only showcase. Renowned Indonesian indie outfit Efek Rumah Kaca are visiting Singapore for the first time in 13 years, promising another memorable live performance. 

Orkestra Melayu Singapura performs Simfoni Keroncong Nusantara, a blockbuster show which celebrates the various styles and colours of keroncong, from its original sound in its birthplace, Jakarta, to its iterations in the rest of the archipelago.