This second edition of Rapatseni showcases an infusion of poetry with musical instruments and explores the symbiotic relationship between the two. Malay musical instruments – both traditional and modern, as well as a fusion of the two – will accompany various renderings of traditional poetry (puisi) and modern poetry.
The performance features works by renowned local poets Rafaat Haji Hamzah, Dr. Sa’eda Bte Buang and Suratman Markasan accompanied by music performed by, Young Artist Award (2015) recipient Riduan Zalani, award-winning musician Aqmal N., Al Hafiz Jamat, Azrin Abdullah, Fadhli Ramlee, Jack Mataxatu, Rudee Oma, as well as multimedia artwork by Saiful Azri Uthli. It is produced by Aqmal N. with poems curated by Dr. Azhar Ibrahim in consultation with the poets.
Join us and experience the beauty and richness of Malay poetry, traditional and modern, in an evening of captivating recitations and performances.