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Eddin Khoo


Eddin Khoo (Malaysia)

Eddin Khoo, of Chinese-Indian parentage, is a poet, writer and translator. Following his tenure as an arts and cultural journalist for The Star newspaper, he founded Pusaka: Centre for the Study and Documentation of Traditional Performance in Malaysia. Pusaka preserves traditional Malaysian art forms such as Wayang Kulit shadow puppetry, the dances of Mak Yong, Main Puteri and Menora. Pusaka works with the practitioners to produce performances to reach a wider audience. Eddin has worked intimately with many of Malaysia’s leading traditional artistes, including shadow puppeteers, musicians, dramatists and dancers. His focus has been primarily on the state of Kelantan researching aspects of oral transmission and aspects of ritual in traditional theatre. Eddin was a student apprentice of the renowned shadow puppeteer Dalang Abdullah Rahim better known as Dollah Baju Merah. He studied Southeast Asian Arts and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies where he was a British High Commissioner’s Chevening scholar.

Catch Eddin in Asian Congress of Storytellers.
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