Pravina Manoharan

Pravina Manoharan
Universiti Sains Malaysia | USM · Department of Music

PhD Music

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Introduction
I am a music enthusiast who enjoys working with children and young adults. My research interests include Ethnomusicology, Popular Music, Diaspora studies and issues of Identity. My most recent project was the production of Jungle Book The Musical, a musical theatre production with Rohingya refugee children. I am currently working on developing an EdTech platform powered by AI technology to provide postgraduate and undergraduate support to students.

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Publications (10)
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Wayang Kulit or shadow theatre, an ancient theatrical performance practice has given opportunity and space for researchers to explore the possibilities of creating a stimulating environment for performance and cognitive development among cerebral palsy children. This study looks at how three important performative elements in Wayang Kulit performan...
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Amid a global pandemic, while schools in many parts of the world were closed to adhere to quarantine orders, schools in Japan resumed face-to-face classes after only a month of closure with strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOP). This study examined how speaking assessments were administered face-to-face for...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about rapid changes to all forms of human interaction and mobility from travel, work conditions, learning environments, to social activities. Around the world, individuals and communities had to deal with both health-related fears and stress, prompted by social distancing and isolation. While the health advantages...
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The year 2020 and 2021 have been a year of pandemonium as the Covid-19 pandemic drastically affected all forms of human interaction and mobility from travel, work conditions, economic sector, to social activities. The education sector has not been immune to these changes and the last one and a half years has seen many learning institutions shifting...
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This study explores the theoretical basis for the music composition that accompanies the theatre play "Bermulanya di Sini…Kedah Tua". One of the main approaches of the music composition is the symbolic associations of gendering that can be derived from the narrative text of the play. Through referencing various arguments regarding the idea of gende...
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This article explores the relationship between soundscape, archaeological, and historical discourses within the music framework for the production of "Bermulanya Di Sini…Kedah Tua". The lack of tangible audio resources on Kedah Tua's ancient civilisation was a challenge to the initial compositional process for this production. To overcome this, the...
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This article presents a performative reflection of the archaeological discoveries from Kedah Tua's early civilisation envisioned through the site-specific theatrical project entitled "Bermulanya Di Sini…Kedah Tua". Different elements from archaeological excavations were selected and adapted into a performance project by way of the curation of theat...
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A roundtable session on the topic of "Negotiating the Borders of the Academia, Industry and Community in Terms of Musical Arts" that was held in the School of The Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia on the 24th of November 2015 was supplemented by a performance event that was meant to illustrate and reflect on the same theme. Three sets of performances...
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While a classical Sitar recital in Malaysia still retains many of its original forms and practices, local sitarists are experimenting with new musical ideas to promote the Sitar and its music to a wider audience of mixed ethnicity. Musicians combine Hindustani musical elements such as Raag (melody) and Taal (rhythmic cycle) with different musical e...

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