Celebrating the World Stringed Instruments Month,
the Esplanade presents Farrapeira in their interpretation of the oud,
featured in music from different cultures, fused and blended together into a
cohesive harmony of aural sensation.
Farapeirra is a 5-piece accoustic group consisting of seasoned musicians from
Singapore (read: Sri Mahligai). Azrin Abdullah on gambus, Shahrom Omar on vocals, Adam Ismail on guitar, Hadi Adl-Thouib on accoustic bass and Jamsyid Omar on percussions.
Among the repertoire for the four sessions of half-hour gigs spanning two days at the Esplanade Concourse include favourites Azizah,
improvised version of the famous Arabic song Bintal Shalabiah, a blues-tinted, laid-back and melancholic Besame Mucho and Nour El Ain.
The songs performed featured the oud played in different styles and improvisation, spanning several genres.