Esplanade Presents


Sound of Soul

Bashir's Trio (Singapore)

19 Nov 2023, Sun, 6.15pm, 7.15pm & 8.15pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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Well-known in Singapore’s live music scene as part of the band The Vasantham Boys, pianist and keyboardist Mohamad Bashir showcases his improvisational skills over Tamil film songs in this performance, with inflections of funk, jazz, R&B and more. Accompanied by his brothers Mohamed Raffee and Mohamed Noor on strings and percussion, Bashir’s Trio will perform Tamil film songs from composers such as Illayaraja and AR Rahman.

Language: Tamil
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Mohamad Bashir


With more than 50 years of experience, Bashir is a well-known Singapore pianist and keyboardist, known for his versatility across styles such as pop, jazz, Western classical, R&B, soul, fusion styles and more.


He started out as a percussionist with his brothers in 1972, and at the age of nine, picked up the accordion and was already playing the piano and keyboard by the time he was 15. 


In his music journey, Bashir has worked as a musical arranger and keyboardist in India's film industry with legendary Music Directors M S Viswanathan, Shankar Ganesh, Shyam(Malayalam), Chakravarthy (Telegu), Gangai Amaran, amongst others.


Bashir also worked for Illayaraja as a recording secessionist and for Illayaraja’s world tour during the late ‘80s, touring London, Paris, Germany, Malaysia and Singapore. 


Bashir is also a close associate of Oscar Award-winning composer AR Rahman, for whom he played the keyboard on the composer’s first jingle in the late ‘80s. Bashir has also performed with Rahman in the movies Kadhalan, May Maathem, Thiruda Thiruda, Bombay and many more. 

Date & Time

19 Nov 2023, Sun


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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