Experimental band The Observatory, filmmaker Eric Lee, and music groups from the migrant-worker community were starting to collaborate on SOURCE × Audible Lands, a film and-music performance, when circuit-breaker measures kicked in. From 25 May, these budding encounters will be presented through 5 teaser videos, released fortnightly.
Containing a range of folk to pop to devotional music, deeply influenced by South and Southeast Asian traditions, these humane documentations provide a glimpse into Singapore's diverse and discrete musical landscape.
To support his parents in Myanmar, Than Naing came to Singapore to work as a technician. His love of music led him to start the Guitar Hobby Singapore Group in 2016 – before he even learnt to play the guitar.
In this second vodcast of SOURCE x Audible Lands, Than Naing's guitar ensemble performs two songs at their Sunday gatherings around the Esplanade. A lovelorn cover of Burmese hit "I want to Apologise" segues into their original "GHSG Theme," which encapsulates the Group's spirit of camaraderie and collective creation, at the end of the long workweek.
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