Malam Pop Yeh YehOrganised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Asmuri of The Hornets, Asmah Atan, June Abdullah, Rudi Salim & The Wismas II
Whip out your bell bottoms for a groovy night of your favourite pop yeh yeh tunes! Hosted by veteran comedian Husin Saaban, Malam Pop Yeh Yeh features local icons Asmuri of The Hornets, Asmah Atan and June Abdullah, alongside new generation pop yeh yeh singer Rudi Salim, backed by band The Wismas II.
A programme of PopLore, in celebration of Esplanade's 20th anniversary.
Discover and relive the epic, storied and exhilarating journeys of different generations through Singapore popular music and culture.
About Asmuri of The Hornets
Asmuri was a guitarist and singer with pop yeh yeh band The Hornets. Between 1966–1970, the band recorded an EP that produced the hit song Bertemu Ayah Bonda. The band was amongst those featured in the Singapore film A-Go-Go '67, directed by Nordin Arshad.
About Asmah Atan
Asmah Atan started singing at age 16 when she took part in one of Singapore's interschool singing competitions in 1966, where she emerged as one of the finalists. In 1968, she joined pop yeh yeh band The Teruna and recorded two hit songs, Muda Remaja and Gelombang Kan Beralun.
At the peak of her career, she quit the industry to pursue a new route and freelanced as a voice actor for radio dramas on RTS.
About June Abdullah
Lead singer of The Cliffters, June Abdullah is well-known for her hit song, Di Mana Bahagia. After departing from The Cliffters, she sang with the Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) Orchestra and performed extensively in Singapore and Malaysia, and has done so up to present day.
About Rudi Salim & The Wisma II
The youngest child of late singer Salim I of The Wisma, Rudi Salim is the founder, percussionist, and singer of local Malay traditional group, Nobat Kota Singa. He started singing at eight years old and grew up watching his father perform at various showcases in Singapore and Malaysia.
In 2015, Rudi formed the Wisma II to pay tribute to his father's legacy and to keep the spirit of pop yeh yeh alive!