18 Nov 2023, Sat, 7pm, 8.15pm & 9.30pm
DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade
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The Cosmic Goddess Show by Mantravine is an eclectic and divine mix of neo-shamanic tribal funk and storytelling. Expect earthy psychedelic beats from Rupak George, intricate double-necked Carnatic slide guitar from Isuru Wijesoma, sexy keys and trumpet from the maestro Farhan Remy, all topped with ethereal vocals and poetry by intergalactic songstress ArunDitha.
During this journey, you’ll be taken to a new level of exploration — what does it mean to be cosmic or creative? How can we put spoken word poetry, gypsy, electronic, rock, ambient and ethnic world music together and still have it work? Anything is possible when we own and embrace our creative voice. Discover what creativity means to you via the transmission of The Cosmic Goddess Show, which follows the journey of Goddess as she wakes up in the world.
No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Isuru is a guitarist and session musician influenced by blues, jazz, rock and Indian classical music. He is an exponent of Hindustani and Canartic slide guitar, mentored by the Grammy nominated Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya and Guru Lazar Thurakkal Sebastine. Isuru has shared the stage with renowned Singaporean and international artists in numerous live and televised performances.
Arunditha is a Singaporean poet, performer and four-time TEDx speaker. As a slam poet, she has won competitions in Singapore, Germany and Australia. Her solo work has gone to places like Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York City and Kathmandu, and she has toured alongside people like Anthony Anaxagorou and Sarah Kay. Deborah has written When I Giggle In My Sleep (2015), Rebel Rites (2016)and Genesis Visual Poetry Collection (2018). When not writing or performing poetry, she also makes music with Mantravine and Kiat, creates movement pieces, teaches workshops, paints/illustrates and devises independent theatre.
Rupak George is the music producer behind psychedelic world music band Mantravine. He is a music educator and founder of Private Guitar Class and Music Workshop Singapore. He has played for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, major local festivals like Singapore Formula One, Neon Lights, Pink Dot, Singapore Night Festival, Baybeats, Music Matters and international festivals in Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Hawaii, Germany, Indonesia, France, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. He gives back to the community through organising music and arts events with record label Chill Sessions Records. He loves to melt psychedelic melodies, polyrhythms, tribal percussions and live looping in a cauldron of sonic bliss.
Heavily influenced by jazz, funk and R&B, Farhan has mastered his primary instrument, the trumpet, since the age of eight. He is now a full-time member of the Jukuleles, and Abby Simone’s band MMLD, and has contributed to albums for TheLostHat Single and Brass Traps.
Supporting local and international artists, Farhan has given an extraordinary twist with the fusion styles he creates and has performed with artiste like Inch Chua and Lorong Boys. Farhan has appeared on The Straits Times for the Straits Time Run and the Singapore Motorshow 2017.
18 Nov 2023, Sat
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