Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hava Nagila Around the World: Singaporean Laurance Tan in a Ukulele Version


Featured in film, theater and on CD, Laurance Tan is an international artist whose diverse career began in his native Singapore at the age of six. 

He studied ballet, jazz and conservatory singing into his early teens and began performing in musical theater. At the age of 22, Laurance directed and choreographed original musical productions for the Music and Drama Company. 

During this time, Laurance toured and performed throughout South East Asia and the Western Pacific. In his last two years with the Company, he appeared extensively on television shows as an actor and pop singer.

In his comments on his YouTube posting, Laurance writes:
This is a song that I have always wanted to perform ever since I was 15 years old but I have never mastered the confidence in doing so. I felt that being Asian, it would be inappropriate for me to sing this. Now that we coexist in multicultural cities, such Toronto, we should embrace and sing songs in celebration of each other's culture.

The background footage of the dancers is borrowed from Добавлено SGroup Corporation. They have such wonderful dancers.
Enjoy!

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