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The music plays on...An evening of Daiko and Guitar Music

Not even the rainy weather could suppress the roaring energy of the student performers, who gave it their all in front of an appreciative audience. Oops has the scoop.

Xavier Sng
Oops! Writer

Jeremy Sze
Oops! Photographer

OOPS! - A Singapore Polytechnic publication for students by students
Supported by the Department of Language and Communication, Singapore Polytechnic


Loud applause and cheers greeted the performers after each number. What made the audience stayed glued to their seats throughout the wet and rainy weather (although it dissipated when the performance began - must have been God's blessings) was an evening with the SP Guitar and Daiko Club at the [email protected] last Friday, 7 December.

Having practised for more than 3 months for this showcase, the SP Guitar Club lineup included many famous numbers - 'Quien Sera' (Sway by Michael Buble), 'Que Sera Sera' and 'Without You'.

Musfirah, 19, from Diploma in Property Development & Facilities Management was wowed by the performance. "I didn't know they were playing such songs. I really enjoyed it!"

Thrilled by SP Guitar Club's performance, a couple of the students are even considering joining the club themselves! Meanwhile, the performers are aiming to perform at a larger concert venue in the future. "Playing at the SP Convention Centre during a major event or outdoors for the public, or even the Esplanade - that is my aim", commented Herman, 18, one of the lead guitarists who is from the Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

After an amazing show by the guitarists, the following roaring performance by the SP Daiko Club sent the audience cheering! Daiko, which means 'drum' in Japanese, is a percussion instrument that is used in Japanese folk and classical music.

The evening was topped off wth a special performance by Shuichi Hidano, a professional Japanese wadaiko drummer. Having performed more than 1,300 shows since the age of 18, he is extremely popular in Japan and SP is honoured to have him here to perform for us.

The entire evening was a unique experience for many in the audience as it was the first time they were watching a Daiko and Guitar ensemble. This show was definitely a huge success for the members of the organizing clubs.

Here's to more good music!


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