Esplanade Presents


Journey into Afrobeat, Reggae and Ska Music

Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra (Singapore)

17 Sep 2022, Sat, 6pm, 7.30pm & 9pm


(Intermission: None)

DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

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Dive into Afrobeat, reggae and ska music with eight-piece group Afrobeat Instigator Orchestra, who will also introduce the origins of this music from Lagos, Nigeria and Kingston, Jamaica, to Singapore.


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places.  No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language: English
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

Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra

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Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra is an eight-piece Afrobeat Orchestra formed in 2010, currently based out of Singapore. Over the years the band has played numerous venues across the island such as Blu Jaz Cafe, Artistry, Hard Rock Cafe Singapore, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, The Substation, Red Dot Museum, Timbre Music, Montreux Jazz Cafe. The band also has been featured at various events such as New Year's Eve Countdown 2011 at The Marina Barrage, The Singapore Night Festival from 2012 to 2017 and City 65 Music Festival 2018.


True to traditional form, Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra pays respect to the forefathers of Afrobeat while adding their distinct Lion City grit to the mix. Influences of reggae, Afro-Brazilian music, funk and disco seep into their works to define a truly 21st century translation of the Afrobeat genre and beyond.

Date & Time

17 Sep 2022, Sat


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

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