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Launch of "Xin Kong Xia 2023" Album to Showcase Students' Singing and Songwriting Talent

Published Date: 27 March 2024 03:30 PM

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1. The Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL) has released an album featuring 13 original songs composed by student winners from the 2023 National Schools Xinyao Singing and Songwriting Competition.

2. Launched on 27 March 2024 by Minister of State for Education and Chairperson of the CPCLL, Ms Gan Siow Huang, the album aims to promote xinyao as part of our cultural heritage, and instil the joy of learning the Chinese Language through listening, singing and composing songs.

3. The winning entries of the songwriting (open) category《那年春夏》, songwriting (creative) category 《最美模样》 and lyrics writing category《 写给我们》 from last year's competition were also produced into music videos. All 13 winning songs and the three music videos will be available on the CPCLL's website: https://www.cpcll.sg/xinkongxia.

4. Jointly organised by the CPCLL, TCR Music Station, Lianhe Zaobao and Jurong Pioneer Junior College, the 2024 National Schools Xinyao Singing and Songwriting Competition will be open to students from secondary schools, junior colleges, Millennia Institute, Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics, and autonomous universities. Registration for the competition will open from April 2024. Students can look forward to attending a one-and-a-half-day music camp to improve their songwriting techniques, singing and performance skills, as well as participate in music appreciation sessions.

5. The 2024 Xinyao Singing and Songwriting Competition and "Xin Kong Xia 2023" song compilation are part of the Xin Kong Xia National Schools Xinyao Festival 2024. Please refer to the Annex for the key dates of the festival events. For more details, please visit CPCLL's website (www.cpcll.sg) and SPH's related website (www.xinyao.zaobao.com).