Music and the Social Conscience
DATE / TIME
8 Nov, Sun
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Festival Pass Event
This session is in English
What is the role of music in a world dealing with multiple challenges? How socially conscious should musicians and songwriters be and do they have a social obligation to educate their listeners?
This is a pre-recorded session, and will be available on video-on-demand replay.
Born in Singapore, educated in Fine Arts, and inducted into the music industry in Los Angeles, Inch has made a career as an international award-winning recording and performing artist. Her passion for the arts, wild places, and technology has led her to play at numerous festivals around the world and experimenting in a variety of art forms. An avid appreciator of good cocktails and random animal factoids, Inch is based in Singapore with her two cats.
Photo Credit: Crispian Chan
Shak'thiya Subramaniamm, better known in the local music scene endearingly as just 'Shak', began writing music during his National Service. It was around this time that he also found a love for poetry and was an avid attendee of monthly Open-Mic programmes in Singapore, where he serendipitously first found audiences as a singer. The frontman of his own band aptly named Shak and The Baits, the band’s distinct blend of Blues, Soul and Funk music has entertained at many notable performances both locally and overseas. He is also very awkward.
Photo Credit: Henzy David
Singapore – Malaysia
Akeem Jahat is a rapper, songwriter and producer known for his raw streetwise works in the mixtape circuit. His highly-acclaimed 2014 mixtape release, SeluDOPE, steered the direction of the region’s rap movement. Known for his clever wordplay, unapologetic verses, fearless delivery, and vivid storytelling, Akeem has collaborated with rap giants like Sonaone, Rap OG, and Joe Flizzow.