Esplanade Presents


Cipta Cita Special curated by Art Fazil

Ash Senipunk, Rahmat Damansari, Diana Saad, Tentang Langit (Singapore)

8 Sep 2023, Fri, 7.15pm & 8.15pm

9 Sep 2023, Sat, 7.15pm & 8.15pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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Don’t miss performances of the freshest sounds and upcoming artists in the Malay music scene, handpicked by singer-songwriter Art Fazil who curated the very first line up at Cipta Cita back in 2014.


8 Sep 2023, Fri: feat. Ash Senipunk & Rahmat Damansari

9 Sep 2023, Sat: feat. Diana Saad & Tentang Langit

Language: Malay
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Art Fazil

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Veteran singer-songwriter Art Fazil began his career writing songs and lyrics for well-known Singaporean and Malaysian recording artists such as Ella, Ramli Sarip, A Romzie, Ruhil, Khatijah Ibrahim and Lefthanded. Art Fazil is also known for his work under a folk group he co-founded called Rausyanfikir whose albums sold 50,000 units in the 1990s. 


In between Rausyanfikir's two albums, Art recorded a solo album in England with a Japanese recording company, Pony Canyon. The song from the album, Sometimes When I Feel Blue, climbed the Singapore radio chart to No. 2 for three consecutive weeks. It was also awarded Best Local English Pop Song 1995 at the COMPASS Awards.


In 2000, Art released the album Nur (Light). It received seven nominations at Mediacorp’s Anugerah Planet Music 2001 and won in four of the categories. An alumnus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he has performed at London’s South Bank Centre, and with M. Nasir at the Ambassador Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.

Ash SeniPunk

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Ash SeniPunk plays folk punk/acoustic punk. He is an underground musician from a skinhead subculture. He plays underground music ranging from metal to punk rock. He has played music since he was 16 years old, when he started as a drummer. After picking up the guitar from his friends Sha Zombie and Acap, he started to compose and write his own music from 2019. He self-released two folk punk albums, Sandiwara Dunia (2020) and Intipati Perjuanganku (2022). PositiveXYouth Records, an underground record label from Malaysia, helped release his two albums in CD format in 2023. He hopes to continue playing music and keep on releasing songs.

Rahmat Damansari


Born in 2001, Singapore. Rahmat Damansari's musical influences span the ages. From the proto-rock'n'roll of Elvis Presley and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson to the more contemporary sounds of former One Direction member ZAYN , The Weeknd and Drake. Rahmat's boyish vocal holds a rogue-ish charm reminiscent of the best matinee idol––but keeping it strictly PG of course.


Rahmat also writes, produces and mixes/masters almost all of his songs in his home studio. He hopes that people would be able to relate to the vulnerability and rawness in his music and that it makes them feel a certain way. He doesn’t conform to only one musical genre, in fact he does many different styles and genres of music but it will always sound uniquely him.


Ever since debuting with his single You & Me, which he performs in both English and Malay, he has played in various festivals, such as Sultan Gate Music Festival and soon, StereoFest.


Rahmat Damansari was announced as the champion at StereoSearch 2019 Grand Finals held at Suntec City Convention Centre last December. The year 2019 was indeed a positive and progressive year for him.


In 2021, he signed under Seventeen Eleven Music, a Malaysian record label. He is one of the upcoming artists in the label alongside some of the most well known artists in Malaysia such as Siti Nordiana and Khai Bahar.


Rahmat’s new single Hanya Satu is out now! He is currently working on a new project.

Diana Saad

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Diana Nightingale is a busker and singer songwriter. Diana is very passionate about music and loves to express her thoughts and feelings through her songs. One of her songs Bonekaku Hilang won first place in a local songwriting competition, Projek Rentak 2014 and has represented Singapore at the ABU Radio Song Festival 2014 in Sri Lanka, Colombo. On Suria’she recent songwriting competition, Projek Lagu 2021, the song Berbisik Rindu that she co-wrote with another songwriter, Aqmal N was one of the songs shortlisted for the quarterfinals.

Tentang Langit


Rooted firmly in the bustling metropolis of Singapore, Tentang Langit's musical journey began to unfold in 2018. In a world where raw truths and the ordinary often go unnoticed, Tentang Langit's music transforms them into artistic stories. His graceful melodies navigate the tapestry of everyday existence, vividly portraying life's intricacies against the backdrop of our unique urban realm. Tentang Langit's music harmoniously blends Singaporean soul and folk-inspired notes. Through heartfelt compositions, he crafts a lyrical narrative delving deep into the ebb and flow of reality, inviting listeners to connect with the rhythm of their own lives, as showcased in his first full-length work Tinjau Belukar, released by Gerhana Records in 2021.

Date & Time

8 Sep 2023, Fri


Esplanade Concourse
Feat. Ash Senipunk & Rahmat Damansari


Esplanade Concourse
Feat. Ash Senipunk & Rahmat Damansari

9 Sep 2023, Sat


Esplanade Concourse
Feat. Diana Saad & Tentang Langit


Esplanade Concourse
Feat. Diana Saad & Tentang Langit

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