Lyrical Poetry: A Father & Son Collaboration
By A. Samad Said and Az Samad
Malaysian National Laureate A. Samad Said & his son, Berklee-trained jazz guitarist-composer Az Samad combine forces for this special performance. Pak Samad (as he’s fondly known) will be reciting his rarely performed poetry from the 1950s and sharing stories of his life in Singapore at that time. In between, be serenaded by Az Samad’s soulful and poetic solo guitar renditions of classic Malay songs of the era. Az will also shares stories behind the songs he plays as well.
Pak Samad’s poetry will be read in Malay with English surtitles. Dialogue will be in English.