Circular Spectacular! is a street carnival bringing Circular Road at Boat Quay to life with a variety of live music, arts installations, roving performances and interactive fringe activities for all ages. Expect a real spectacle and party along one of SG's most colourful and vibrant streets as we bring you show-stopping acts, sensational artists from around the region and snazzy vibes!
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Circular Road, Boat Quay
5th November 2016
3.00pm - 10.00pm
Photo Credits: Joel Low
Light Installation by FLEX
Flex is a visual artist and has been in the creative industry for more than 5 years. He indulges in different fields of design from graphic 2D, 3D visualisation, print, motion graphics to video production and post production. His involvement and development in the visual industry has taken him to new heights, designing and directing various visuals and projection mapping projects for clients such as Hermes, Mercedes, Porsche, Adidas, Johnnie Walker, just to name a few. Fresh from his recent showcase at Tiger Jams Malaysia, Flex will create an interactive and site-specific sound-triggered light art installation for Circular Spectacular.
Photo Credits: Alex Davies 2016
Performance Art by Justin Shoulder
Justin Shoulder is an artist working in performance, sculpture, video and nightlife/community events production. His main body of work the 'Fantastic Creatures' are invented alter-personas based on queered ancestral mythologies. These creatures are embodied through hand crafted costumes and prosthesis and animated by their own gestural languages. Shoulder uses his body and craft to forge connections between queer, migrant, spiritual and intercultural experiences.
Photo Credits: SKL0
My Grandfather Road by SKL0
Samantha Lo, or SKL0, is back with a new art installation on Circular Road. Originally an A4 -sized stencil meant as a playful narrative introduced in 2012, SKL0 has since explored working on larger stencils measuring up to 2.1m, which has since been installed at multiple locations throughout the Singapore CBD area. For Circular Spectacular, SKL0 will attempt to paint her largest 'My Grandfather Road' that she's ever done, in chalk, no less. Navigating the fluidity of what constitutes street art, the piece will be installed in chalk and will remain for a day during Circular Spectacular, In doing so, the artist attempts to ‘claim' the street back and respond to the notion of temporality, designating the road as our collective 'grandfathers' road and shared space.
Photo Credits: Wobology
Wobology is an interstellar spaceship that runs on rainbows and old tie-dye t-shirts. Its ongoing mission is to find a cure for lameness, break out new beats and dance moves, and boldly go where no band has gone before. Be prepared for an extra-terrestrial musical experience like no other.
Photo Credits: Masia One and The Reggae Remedy
Masia One & The Reggae Remedy
Hip Hop and Reggae artist, Masia One is an internationally recognised Soul Rebel and winner of Best Overall Female Act 2014 from SE Asia Music Awards. Masia has collaborated with recognized artists such as Pharrell Williams, RZA, Talib Kweli and John Frusciante (Red Hot Chilli Pepers) and worked as a song writer in studios such as Aftermath (Dr. Dre, LA) and Tuff Gong (Bob Marley, Jamaica). Masia One has rocked audiences worldwide at events such as Ultra Music Festival, Burning Man and Malisimbo Festival and has performed in USA, Canada, Jamaica, Europe and now back to Singapore. Her complex Hiphop lyricism effortlessly switches to Reggae & Dancehall chanting. Her underground hit Warriors Tongue saw remixes by the biggest EDM producers including Bass Nectar, Ill Gates and Antennae and recently mentioned in Rolling Stones Magazine.
Performing together with Masia One is The Reggae Remedy, the newest addition to Singapore's growing Reggae scene. They set out to provide headlining artists with a solid musical backing. True to the Reggae tradition, their sound is not limited to "Live Music" but also to creating and allocating “riddim" production.
Photo Credits: Flame Of The Forest
Flame Of The Forest
Flame of the Forest (FOTF) is a world fusion music group that has a long history. Inheriting the band from their father, Kenny Tan, Krsna and Govin Tan sought to update the concepts and philosophies bestowed upon them by their predecessors from the 80s. Incorporating styles from other genres, the band synergizes the different ideas and concepts from all other music with their understanding of Indian Classical and Folk music - concocting a refreshing blend of music. In addition to combining genres, the band also modernizes vital concepts of World Fusion Music that are easily ignored by many. FOTF aims to give an enhanced perspective on the musical alchemy that they have developed by inspiring, influencing, educating and communicating with listeners through their music.
Photo Credits: Samba Batucada Band
Bantus Capoeira Singapore
Shake to the beats of ‘Ritmo do Brasil' or Rhythm of Brazil and be mesmerised by the pulsating rhythms of Brazilian percussion and music. Get up on your feet and groove with the ever sensual and charismatic Samba dancers of Brazil! They'll bring the Rio Carnaval to you with swinging beats of Samba Reggae, Samba Funk, Brazilian Samba and along with their infectious energy!
Photo Credits: Lion Steppaz Sound
Lion Steppaz Sound
Lion Steppaz Sound system is the first handmade reggae sound system in Singapore founded by Yooh the Vibration, Selector Ken and Darren Dubwise in May, 2015.
From roots reggae to rock steady, dancehall to dubstep, whatever the music they play, wherever that is and whoever you are, they will make sure to keep you bouncing all night. Even though you don't feel like dancing, the sound will vibrate your body and you will need to dance! This is passa passa in Singapore. They will bring you street vibes. If you want something new and different, you should experience them. Members: Yooh the Vibration (Hokkaido, Japan) Selector Ken (Yokohama, Japan) Darren Dubwise (Singapore)
Photo Credits: Ireson Latin Band
Ireson Latin Band
Mexican pianist and composer Alina Ramirez and bassist, guitarist, composer and arranger Mario Lopez founded IRESON in 1991. Ireson’s music blends tradition with contemporary styles, exploring Afro-Latin rhythms and Mexican folklore and brings a new unique sound.
Photo Credits: Indigoism
The Barter Market
It's like you're back in the previous centuries! Rather than dollar notes and coins, the Barter Market replaces cash transactions with barter trade for goods and services. Be prepared for many laughs and fun as you discover the cost of what you want.
Photo Credits: Frankie Malachi
Marionette Performance and Puppet Making Workshop
Frankie Malachi is a professional puppeteer based in Singapore and the founder and creative director of Mascots and Puppets Specialists, a company that creates and choreographs puppets and mascots for television, theatre, media, government bodies and other institutions. Channel your inner child with a special marionette performance by Frankie and his team, and you can even get in on the action by making your very own puppet at the workshop!
Photo Credits: Sideshow
It's gonna be a party for the whole family with the purveyors of day-time fun - Sideshow! Enjoy a variety of activities such as face-painting, chalkboard art and a mini cardboard playground while chilling out to tunes by resident DJ Shellsuit!
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