Esplanade Presents


島嶼連結Connecting Islands: Taiwan x Singapore

San Geu Tai Band 山狗大後生樂團 & The Straits Ensemble ft. Dawn Wong 黄川美 (Taiwan & Singapore)

2 Sep 2023, Sat, 6.30pm, 7.45pm & 9pm


(Intermission: None)

DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

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Exploring music, culture and roots, Taiwan’s San Geu Tai Band 山狗大後生樂團 and Singapore contemporary multiethnic group, The Straits Ensemble gather for their first in-person performance since the release of their original Hakka/English EP Connecting Islands 島嶼連結 in 2022. Experience reimagined Hakka Mountain Songs 客家山歌 from San Geu Tai Band’s Golden Melody Award winning album 簷風謠, original Singapore folk compositions by The Straits Ensemble and be treated to contemporary Hakka/English tunes featuring Singaporean jazz vocalist Dawn Wong 黄川美.


No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Language: English, Chinese
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Dawn Wong

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San Geu Tai Band

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Established in 1997, San Geu Tai Band is committed to the creation of music in its native Hakka language. Combining traditional folk music with contemporary genres like blues, rock, jazz and more, San Geu Tai Band has produced 12 albums and is an icon of Hakka music in Taiwan. The five-person group's latest album Yam Fung Leu 簷風謠 won the Golden Melody Award 2023 for Best Hakka Album.

The Straits Ensemble

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The Straits Ensemble is a musical collective that champions Singapore cultural music exchanges, influenced by the ever-changing global music landscape and jazz sensibilities. With an instrumentation that embodies Singapore's cultural sound, The Straits Ensemble navigates the rich tapestry of Singapore's heritage and taps on a global kampung spirit to celebrate diversity. Playing a repertoire of original compositions, reimagined folk tunes and more, the ensemble's range of expression run from tender nuances to high energy, driving rhythms.

Date & Time

2 Sep 2023, Sat


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

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