7 Dec 2023, Thu, 6.30pm
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Join artists Brielle Kaga and Martina Ng, as they perform heartfelt songs composed by youths from Singapore Girls’ Home who participated in Esplanade’s Songwriting for Hope programme. Each song tells a story of a youth who dares to dream and hope, even in the face of challenges and fears.
About Songwriting for Hope
Songwriting for Hope is a community engagement programme by Esplanade –Theatres on the Bay, in partnership with Diamonds On The Street. The programme seeks to provide vulnerable youths with an opportunity for deeper engagement through songwriting as a form of creative expression. Through a series of workshops, participants learn skills of song craft, with the aim of turning their fears to hope for their future selves.
Brielle Kaga, who began writing songs at the age of 13, loves putting her 101 million thoughts and feelings into music. In 2021, she released her debut EP Things I Wished I’d Said in which she poured her raw, confessional songs about life and love.
Brielle studied songwriting at the prestigious Lillehammer Institute of Music Production and Industries in Norway. In the past year, she has had the opportunity to work with talented and like-minded people from the United States, Sweden, Norway Iceland, Finland and more.
Brielle’s ethereal indie-pop sound might remind you of Lizzy McAlpine, Sasha Alex Sloan with a hint of Taylor Swift. Her sophomore EP is scheduled for release in 2024.
Fuelled by an unwavering passion, Martina is deeply captivated by genres like jazz, R&B and funk. Her musical journey centres around the fusion of syncopated rhythms, rich chordal colours, and the boundless exploration of improvisation that moulds her artistic craft.
Driven by a deep desire to forge connections with individuals from diverse backgrounds, Martina aims to kindle a passion within others and lead them towards experiencing the profound bliss that music has to offer.
7 Dec 2023, Thu
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