27 Aug 2022, Sat, 5.30pm, 6.30pm & 7.30pm
Homegrown singer-songwriter Shazza presents an evening of soulful music, with a line-up of songs curated for just about anyone and everyone. This gig marks the 21-year-old's first Esplanade performance, and to ring it in, she has big plans.
Shazza, who has been writing songs since she was 11, believes that music allows people to wear their hearts on their sleeves. The musician has explored this in her recent releases Pity Party and Be Kind, which sheds light on the importance of mental wellness and compassion.
Shazza is excited to share a series of originals and covers that testify to music’s astounding capacity to put shared feelings and experiences into words. From her first-ever original release August to the John Denver classic Take Me Home, Country Roads, Shazza and her friends have prepared a carefully crafted array of music to uplift and speak to your soul this evening at Esplanade.
Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Shareefa Aminah, known to the music world as Shazza, wrote her first proper song when she was 11 and has not been able to stop since. The 20-year-old artist describes songwriting as “painting with words”, and in her eyes, nothing comes close to the feeling that comes with making magic through music right at home in her bedroom.
Born in 2001 and raised in sunny Singapore, Shazza grew up surrounded by music at home. In school, she was a member of the choir, taking part in talent shows and concerts whenever they came around. In 2020, Shazza put out her first two singles August and It Takes Two. Her first two songs were followed up by the 2022 release of her first professionally produced single, Pity Party, which has gone on to garner nearly 100,000 streams from all over the globe in a matter of four months. Pity Party is also Shazza’s first single to receive radio air play from stations such as Singapore’s 987 and Kiss92.
The hijabi songstress also has her heart set on breaking boundaries and sparking change. Growing up, Shazza hardly saw anyone who looked like her making music the ways she dreamed of doing. She aims to be the change and to be that person for future generations, bringing more representation to the table with her music and presence in the industry.
27 Aug 2022, Sat
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