SfSEA - Poetry in the Park (ft. Theophilus Kwek) Tue, 2018-05-29 10:30

We sit down with on the grass at Gordon Square park with Theophilus Kwek – a young, multi-award winning poet (and more) hailing from Singapore.

Listen back to hear about Xinyao (Singapore’s Mandopop song movement of the 1970s/80s), what literature can do for our civil service, the new hot topic of Singapore’s latest National Day Parade Video (2018) as well as Theo’s reading of two of his poems relating to the region.

Event page for Wed, 31 May: New Territories: Four Young Poets (London): https://www.facebook.com/events/223263921756646/

David Tarigan’s Irama Nusantara for Indonesian vinyls: http://iramanusantara.org/

Musical Performance of First Sighting (Daniel Lim): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW5R3iVc-5A&feature=youtu.be

Daniel’s other works: https://soundcloud.com/daniel-lim-music

Theo’s books:

The First Five Storms https://inpressbooks.co.uk/products/the-first-five-storms

Giving Ground: https://www.ethosbooks.com.sg/products/giving-ground


Track Listing:

  1. Dengan Puisi, Aku (Trio Bimbo & Lin, lyrics by Taufiq Ismail)
  2. 历史考试前夕 (The night before the history Exam) by 梁文福 (Liang Wern Fook)
  3. Bitter Heart (Zee Avi)
  4. We Are Singapore (1987)
  5. We are Singapore (2018)
  6. Tapau (Shigga Shay) from Royston Tan’s 3688
  7. Knots (Charlie Lim)
  8. First Sighting (Daniel Lim)
  9. 小人物的心聲 (Xiao ren wu de xin sheng / Voices of the Ordinary People) by Kelvin Tan