Shafa'atussara Silahudin

Shafa’atussara Silahudin was born in Muar, Johor, Malaysia, in 1983. She obtained a master’s degree in Malay Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Biohealth Science from the Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. She obtained her PhD degree from Leiden University, Netherlands and has been lecturing at the Academy of Malay Studies, Universiti Malaya since 2008 until present focusing on Malay musical culture. She has also given guest lectures and provides organized classes, workshops and performance demonstrations. She is particularly interested in Southeast Asian performing arts, the media and popular culture.

Shafa’atussara Silahudin is also a traditional music practitioner with more than 20 years of experience. She has recorded over 200 songs and produced several music albums. She performed traditional Music in Malaysia and abroad, including in Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, China, Tasmania and the Netherlands.