NADA

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Com­pris­ing the­atre per­former Riz­man Pu­tra and sound de­signer-pro­ducer Sa­fuan Jo­hari, NADA (which puns on the Span­ish word for “noth­ing” and the Malay word for “tone”) com­bines mu­sic, art and his­tory in the most cryptic of ways. Pu­tra’s bril­liance is ex­em­pli­fied in his all-white at­tire (com­plete with fresh face paint) and con­tem­po­rary dance moves. Pair this with Jo­hari’s im­pec­ca­ble ar­range­ments, and they syn­the­sise into a cap­ti­vat­ing mu­si­cal per­for­mance that’s best ex­pe­ri­enced live. The duo digs through a rich ar­chive of Malay pop from the ’ 60s to ’ 80s to cre­ate com­pletely fresh retro tunes. They’ve done mul­ti­me­dia pro­jects and per­for­mances at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and the open­ing of Na­tional Gallery Sin­ga­pore.

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