Sri Mahligai is a Singapore-based Malay music ensemble established in 2000 and formally registered as a society in 2002. The ensemble has an extensive repertoire of Malay traditional music ranging from Dondang Sayang to Inang, Middle Eastern Zapin, Samrah and Masri, the lively Joget and Ronggeng and extended repertoire of Ghazal, Dangdut and Keronchong, along with contemporary ethnic music.
Comprising of young musicians, we have rendered our services and support to projects by various performing arts societies and government agencies. Among our list of clientele includes National Arts Council, Esplanade Co Ltd, MediaCorp Eaglevision, Dua M Pte Ltd, Sriwana, Perkumpulan Seni, Peoples’ Association, Majlis Pusat, National Heritage Board, National Library Board and Music & Movement.
Participated in various major Malay dance projects such as Peoples’ Association’s Gentarasa 2002, 2003& 2005; Sriwana’s Malam Tari Serumpun (2003), SAL5060 Tari Muzika Era 50-60an (2004) & Jubilee Emas Sriwana (2005); Perkumpulan Seni’s Gema Tari (2002, 2003), Malam Jaluran Seni Tari (2005), Majlis Pusat’s Festival Tari Serumpun (2006) and Esplanade’s Pesta Raya (2002-2006) etc.
Sri Mahligai was also involved in Esplanade’s Trial and Orientation program as well as its Open House in 2002 and was given the honour to perform our very own concert Sacred or Otherwise in Pesta Raya 2005 at the Recital Studio.
Featured in various television programmes such as Kopi ‘O’ Teh Tarik (1999), Jam! Dondang Sayang (2001), Ikon (2001), Rentra 1 (2004), Rentra 2 (2006), Suria Raya Live (2006), Gemilang (2006-2007) and TAA Sinaran Hati Klasik (2008).
Participated in various overseas projects with People’s Association such as Bintan Arts Festival, Tg Pinang, Indonesia (2002), Festival Melayu Sedunia, Pekan Baru, Indonesia (2003); Perkumpulan Seni’s Pesta Gendang Nusantara, Melaka, Malaysia (2003).
Produced two instrumental Malay music albums, Jati (2004) & Mutiara (2005). To date, songs from both albums has dominated the SYF Central Judging For Malay Dance festival, chalking up to 36% (2005), 32% (2006) and recently, 42% (2007) of all dance music featured in the festival.
Sri Mahligai has also performed to more than 240 wedding performances, corporate events and community and cultural events. We have programmes to suit any occasions such as educational programmes, wedding dinner & functions, cultural events, dance and theatre accompaniment and radio and television presentations.