in::music – Matzka: Round 2

in::music – Matzka: Round 2

3 March 2018
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Wildly infectious and energetically free-spirited, Taiwanese reggae icon Matzka makes his Singapore debut at Huayi!

Strongly influenced by the Taiwanese aboriginal music and language, and melded with elements of reggae, hip hop, jazz, folk, rock, and heavy metal, his songs often give voice to socio-political issues in his trademark tongue-in-cheek style.

Matzka made his breakthrough with his band MATZKA when he won the Taiwan Composition and Songwriting Contest in 2008, quickly going on to gain popularity through word-of-mouth. They opened for Guns ‘n Roses in Taiwan, and went on to be named Best Band at the Golden Melody Awards in 2011 and at the Chinese Media Awards in 2013. Since going solo, Matzka has been nominated for Best Male Singer at the Golden Melody Awards in 2016, and has brought his music overseas to festivals in Shanghai, SXSW in the US and Glastonbury Festival in the UK.


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