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The School of Uncommon Knowledge: Kristang for Beginners, by Kevin Martens Wong

  • The Substation 45 Armenian Street Singapore, 179936 Singapore (map)

Kristang is the critically endangered 500-year old heritage language of the Portuguese-Eurasian community in Singapore, spoken fluently by less than 100 people in the country today.

Fresh from two successful iterations of Kodrah Kristang ("Awaken, Kristang") classes for adult learners in Singapore, Kevin Martens Wong (author of the forthcoming novel Altered Straits), Anirudh Krishnan, Fuad Johari, Frances Loke Wei and Bernard Mesenas will introduce learners to this beautiful language and develop their ability in conversational Kristang through a series of fun and engaging games and activities.

Learners will also be exposed to elements of the language's history, heritage and status today, and will come away with a broader understanding of the Eurasian community and its place in contemporary Singapore. Komesah Kristang can accommodate up to 30 learners of any age, race, religion and/or background.

This class is part of The Substation's "A Home for the Arts" programme in November 2016. The School of Uncommon Knowledge is an art/workshop series that seeks to test the utility of art forms and art knowledge to their limits. As payment for participating in these workshops, participants are to provide items for barter with their respective artist-educators. More information about the "A Home for the Arts" programme (including registration links) can be found in the Facebook link provided below.

VENUE: The Substation
ADDRESS: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

23 Nov 2016, 7pm-9pm