On 9 November, 10 of the most exciting talents from across Southeast Asia gathered in Singapore for One Voice: The Best of Performing Arts 2018. Each of the 10 ASEAN nations sent a musical act to represent them and all of them put on a stunning show.
Besides the individual performances, it was deeply inspiring to take in the six original works performed collaboratively by the music acts, including the two pieces that were performed by all 10 ASEAN acts.
Held in conjunction with Singapore Writers Festival 2018, One Voice was presented by the National Arts Council and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. The concert was produced by non-profit arts and culture organization Global Cultural Alliance with Singapore composer and music director Philip Tan as music and creative director.
Here are some snapshots of the night, courtesy of the National Arts Council and Global Cultural Alliance.
Singapore's Tim De Cotta with Myanmar's Yangon NUAC Ensemble in De Cotta's original work 'Rio'
A collaboration between Thailand and Brunei featuring Thailand's Asia 7 and Brunei Darussalam's A Band Once in the Thai group's 'Kwan Jao Aeuy'
Well known Malay folk song 'Wau Bulan' performed by Malaysia's Istamuzika Istana Budaya, Lao PDR's Nam Fon and Band and Viet Nam's Young Dreamers
Singapore bassist, singer-songwriter and producer Tim De Cotta in his work 'Art Pure'
The One Vo1ce Company, an ensemble of musicians from the 10 ASEAN countries, performing 'Atman' (Soul), an original work by Singapore composer Philip Tan composed specially for the concert
Guest of Honour Minister for Community, Culture and Youth, Grace Fu at the opening of One Vo1ce: The Best of ASEAN Performing Arts concert
Finale: The One Vo1ce Company in the rousing 'True', an original collaborative work devised specially for the concert by Singapore composer Philip Tan