Esplanade Presents | Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 华艺节 2018


in::music – Miss Ko: Here Comes the Queen

2 Mar 2018Fri
1hr (no intermission)
Esplanade Annexe Studio
Performed in Mandarin.
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Standing room only

Concession for students, NSFs and seniors: $20

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(16 – 30 Nov 2017)
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“Queen of Queens finds Miss Ko in fine form and ready to reclaim her throne.”
The Straits Times

All hail the queen! Widely regarded as the queen of Mandarin hip hop, Miss Ko makes her Singapore debut at Huayi! Bask in the unabashed, fun vibes and groove to the highly infectious energy of her music in this livehouse experience.

Growing up in Queens, New York, the Taiwanese-American Miss Ko was exposed to hip hop music and culture at a very young age. Miss Ko released her critically acclaimed debut album Knock Out in 2012, taking the Taiwanese public by storm, and in the same year won Best New Artist at the Golden Melody Awards, considered to be the Grammys of Taiwan.

Known for her ability to rap fluently in English and Mandarin, she has performed at music festivals such as the CMJ Music Marathon, Glastonbury and at SXSW, and has collaborated with music bigwigs such as MC HotDog, Khalil Fong and A-Mei. She recently released her latest album Queen of Queens in 2016, and became the first-ever hip hop artist to be nominated for Best Female Artist at the Golden Melody Awards the following year. Miss Ko has created a sound and a signature style that is entirely her own, and is now recognised as a modern trailblazer for women.

What are some songs that have defined Miss Ko and influenced her music? Check out this playlist

in::music showcases some of the most inspiring Chinese singer-songwriters and bands performing their original compositions.

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