Esplanade Presents


Dragon Glow

A_Root (Taiwan)

17 Feb 2024, Sat, 7.30pm & 9pm


(Intermission: None)

DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

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Rich with riotous colours, sounds and stories, Taiwanese fusion band A_Root bursts forth like a breath of fresh air, with arresting original compositions paired with striking lyricism. The band’s winning formula is a blend of jazz, funk, electronica and traditional opera songs, accented with the timeless sounds of Chinese instruments such as the sheng, yueqin, liuqin and zhongruan.  


For this special Singapore performance, they will be joined by homegrown singer Ruth Kueo. The band invites everyone to embrace the Dragon Glow this Lunar New Year by singing and dancing on their island of sound! 

Language: Mandarin
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information


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A_Root is a fusion band featuring original compositions for ethnic instruments, with members being Yilan natives. The instruments involved are the sheng, yueqin, liuqin, zhongruan, piano, cello, bass, percussion, and human voices. A_Root engages in ideological destruction and reconstruction relating to Taiwanese culture. Assuming the role of a storyteller, the band wanders across borders between traditional opera songs, jazz languages, and electronic sounds, merging contemporary folk rusticity with local Taiwan dictions to create an islandic festival where both humans and spirits celebrate together. 

Date & Time

17 Feb 2024, Sat


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

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