28 Jun '12, 7am

The getai girls of the Hungry Ghost Festival :: Features :: Around Town :: Time Out Singapore:

Getai – literally meaning ‘song stage’ in Mandarin – is a rambunctious live stage show most commonly staged during the Hungry Ghost Festival. In a puzzling contrast to the funereal atmosphere of the seventh month, the Chinese idea behind getai is to entertain the ghosts that have been let loose from hell – so much so that during such performances, the first row of the audience is normally left empty for the wandering spirits. You’d think Gen-Y cynicism would have got the better of those wanting to preserve this increasingly irrelevant practice, but these little whizzes have proven us wrong. Since Royston Tan’s success with his highly lauded film 881 , Singapore seems to have witnessed a sudden surge of popularity and interest in the elusive getai circuit. It’s no easy task for young performers to pursue getai and school at the same time, not to mention the myopia, CCAs and...

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