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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Late Hamdi Sinwan: By Michael Bangar

The Late Mr Hamdi Bin Sinwan is in the centre with writer Michael Bangar on the left.

A Tribute:

A tribute here for our dearly departed brother in music - the late strolling vocalist and guitarist Mr Hamdi Bin Sinwan who left us on 23 April 2018. He had been unwell and out of action these past few years. 

For those of you who don't know him, Mr Hamdi has been a Strolling Musician almost all of his many many years in the Singapore music scene. Based on information he shared with us strolling trios, he was a member of strolling trios like Los Amigos, Los Santos, Los Pintos, Los Chicos and others. 

He shared the stage with almost all of the well known strolling musicians here. He performed with them in some of the major hotels and restaurants from Orchard Road to the Marina Square area and neighbouring countries.

A very gifted musical talent, brother Hamdi sang and played excellent lead and rhythm on his acoustic nylon-stringed guitar. His range covered many musical genres and his repertoire stretched through many decades. 

Besides English and Spanish, he also sang in many languages like Italian, German, Korean, Hindi, and our 3 local languages and dialects. He had been involved in some daytime busking at Wheelock Place, Orchard Road. Some of you might have seen him perform solo there. He stopped when his illness made him lose his voice.

A true musical talent that is going to be sadly missed by all who knew and played with him.  Salutĕ!

CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY.

R.I.P. Hamdi.

Written by Michael Bangar.
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11 comments:

Haimi Rhea said...

As a nephew of the late Mr Hamdi, i would like to say thank you to Mr Michael Bangar for the wonderful tribute.

iLka Closet said...

Thanks for write up Sir😭

KR
Grandaughter of Late Hamdi
Fyyza mawasi

KOH SUI PANG FB said...

RIP Mr Hamdi ...

JIMMY APPUDURIA-CHUA said...

Blessings to Hamdi

FACEBOOK said...

Thanks to Jenny Yeo for sharing this post on her FACEBOOK page.

FACEBOOK said...

THANKS TO READERS BELOW FOR LIKING THIS POST:
John Cher
Stephen Han
Koh Sui Pang
Jennie Law
Roop Singh
Jimmy Appudurai-chua
Nyonya Jenny Yeo
Herman S K Lee

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you all for the response to readers of this blog and especially Che Hamdi's family members. I have never met him but Mr Michael Bangar, in his own personal opinion, has always thought highly of his ability to play and sing.

May Che Hamdi rest in peace.

JENNY YEO said...

Hubby knows one of the partners in Los Pintos

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Oh he does? Is your hubby a musician too? Thanks, Jenny for support.

ERICBRONSON WONG (HONGKONG) said...

Condolences to the Family.. Sad... RIP. Amen

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