There is a music event happening in Singapore on 30 Nov 2016. 5 music artistes from Japan and Singapore will come together for a one-night performance at the Victoria Concert Hall. This is the third edition of the concert, held annually since 2014 under the name “Singapore Meets Japan Music Project”. This year’s rebrand coincides with SJ50, the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Japan.
The performers include:
- Hideki Togi, recipient of the Gold Disc Awards for Album of the Year in traditional Japanese music 9 times since 2000. He will perform for the first time in Singapore for this event.
- Sachiyo, executive producer of the event. She is a Japanese singer-songwriter who lived in Singapore since the age of 4. She has produced several albums of original compositions as well as arrangement works blending local Chinese and Malay traditional tunes.
- Dick Lee, Singapore’s top music personality, who moved to Japan in 1990 for several years to expand his successful music career.
- Olivia Ong, who has lived in Tokyo between ages 18-22, and no stranger to cross-cultural performing events.
- Shabir, who won the inaugural singing competition Vasantham Star 2005, is a multiple award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer, music composer and performer whose works are predominantly in Tamil.
Nakagaki teased that the concert would be a very special collaboration never before experienced by audiences because they will get to enjoy newly arranged Singapore songs that are blended and merged with Japanese traditional music and instruments with 1,300 years heritage. With the unique musical background of the 5 artistes, it’s sure going to be one awesome experience.
The performance will be backed by top local musicians like Mei Sheum (piano), Daniel Chai (guitar), Govin Tan (tabla), Tama Goh (drums), Darrel Xin (erhu), Ignatius Bong (bass), Riduan Zalani (Malay percussions).
Tickets are priced at $38, $58 and $78, and will be available at all Sistic outlets, online www.sistic.com.sg and hotline: +65 6348 5555.
Official Event Website: http://sgjpmusicmix.com/