Performing Arts

Subject:
Arts>>Performing Arts>>Music
Personalities>>Biographies>>Authors>>Cultural Medallion Recipients
Language:
English
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Adults|Young People
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Article
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Abstract:
Alexander S. Abisheganaden (b. 31 January 1926, Singapore–) is among the most prominent guitarists in Singapore. A recipient of the Cultural Medallion for music in 1988, Abisheganaden has dedicated much of his life to teaching and popularising guitar playing. Although his fulltime career was in education, he developed a reputation as a highly versatile musician who is equally adept in classical, popular and traditional genres. Besides the classical guitar, Abisheganaden also plays the double bass, bass and piano accordion, among others, as well as sings, composes and acts. He is the father of Jacintha Abisheganadan, an accomplished actress, entertainer and jazz singer.
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