Esplanade Presents


Kavithai Kumizhi – A Night of Spoken Word Poetry

Aswani Aswath with Niranjan Pandian

22 Mar 2023, Wed, 7pm & 8pm


(Intermission: None)

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Kavithai Kumizhi, which translates to “a bubble of poetry”, is a night of Tamil spoken word poetry, storytelling, and live music. The showcase reflects on the loss of biodiversity and its impact on human society, in commemoration of Earth Hour. This is an invitation for audiences to meditate on the fragility of the relationship between humans and nature, as well as our role in environmental conservation.


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

Language: Tamil
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

Aswani Aswath

Aswani Aswath is a bilingual writer who advocates for inclusivity in narratives. Her scriptwriting credits include Less Than Half (M1 Fringe Festival), Strawberry Girls (A.Mirage), Angry Indian Woman – The Trial (Singapore Writers Festival) and Irandu (Mediacorp Vasantham) among others. She has presented her poetry at the Singapore Writers Festival and Georgetown Literary Arts Festival, and her non-fiction work was recently published in AWARE’s anthology, What We Inherit. Aswani currently teaches at the School of the Arts.

Niranjan Pandian

Niranjan Pandian is a multi-award winning exponent of the bamboo flutes who specialises in cross-collaborations. Niranjan has performed both as a soloist and as an ensemble musician for numerous bands, ensembles and orchestras travelling across Southeast Asia, East Asia and South Asia. A recipient of the NAC Arts scholarship, Niranjan graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music from LASALLE College of the Arts. Niranjan has also received accolades and international recognition for his compositions such as "Thadai Edhuvai", "Suttum Vizhi" and "Enadhu Tamizhe". Additionally, Niranjan directs music and serves as consultants for music composers, production houses and ensembles. Niranjan also produces concerts and festivals that bridge arts, music and language with the community.

Date & Time

22 Mar 2023, Wed


Esplanade Concourse


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