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CHIJMES launches World Beat Series


Transform your average Sundays this July and August into a whirlwind of world music, food and fabulously happy vibe at CHIJMES latest Music Series WORLD BEATS.

From chilled reggae vibes of Bushmen and the rhythm-hungry drummers of Wicked Aura Batacada to Soul Ethnicity's ethno-techno movement, CHIJMES World Beats Series aims to showcase cultural sounds from around the globe.

This outdoor event is staged at the Fountain Courtyard every fortnight from 18 July to 15 August from 6pm to 9pm. Admission is free.

"We want more people to be educated on this genre of music - World fusion music is a variation of the term world music, used to describe traditional music from around the world. World Fusion Music a place where new cross-cultural music and dance is created by learning from the world's great ancient tradition and especially in a multi-cultural society like Singapore, the appreciation of this genre of music ought to be easier and welcomed!" says Ms Jo-Anne Loi, Assistant General Manager, Marketing for CHIJMES Investment Pte Ltd. 



18 July 2004, from 6pm to 9pm at the Fountain Court

Bushmen is a combination of determination, belief and talent that has yielded a album of Reggae tracks filled with the enthusiasm of youth and the optimism of an adrenalised idealism.

It may sound strange to most that a reggae band would sprout from an eclectic scene that is dominated by Top 40 and the international arena at large. But for the members of Bushmen, there was a happy co-existence realized by a common aim.

Wicked Aura Batacada

Wicked Aura Batacada

1st August 2004, Sunday, from 6pm to 9pm at the Fountain Court 

Wicked Aura sports dreadlocks, Afros, and has a multi-ethnic line-up and an intense passion for music, percussion ensemble. Wicked Aura captivates with thunderous samba beats using exotic percussion instruments such as djembe (African globlet-shaped drums) and the cuica (a hollow drum that makes squeaky sounds when an internal stick is rubbed).

Soul Ethnicity

Soul Ethnicity

15th August 2004, from 6pm to 9pm at the Fountain Court

Soul Ethnicity is a instrumental band that plays various electronic instruments combined with some ethnic Chinese and Indian ones.

Due to the diverse and rich backgrounds of its members, the music they produced is one that combines modern funky chillout music with ethnic influence. From deep house and chillout to pulsating deep groove and jazz, Soul Ethnicity's music will provide the perfect lull over a few cool drinks and some quiet conversation.

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