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Gigs Picks: Sheila Majid concert, Garden Beats Festival

PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, JONATHAN KIAT, THE STAR
Electronic duo .gif (comprising, from left, Nurudin Sadali and Chew Wei Shan)
Electronic duo .gif (comprising, from left, Nurudin Sadali and Chew Wei Shan)PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, JONATHAN KIAT, THE STAR
Taiwanese-American rapper Miss Ko.
Taiwanese-American rapper Miss Ko.PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, JONATHAN KIAT, THE STAR
Taiwan's Matzka.
Taiwan's Matzka.PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, JONATHAN KIAT, THE STAR
Hsiao Chiu.
Hsiao Chiu.PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, JONATHAN KIAT, THE STAR

SHEILA MAJID: THE CONCERT SINGAPORE 2018

Malaysia's queen of jazz Sheila Majid (above) is still going strong after more than three decades.

One of her best-known hits is Sinaran from 1986 and she released Boneka last year, her first new studio album in 13 years.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $98 to $278 from Apactix (go to www.apactix.com)


GARDEN BEATS FESTIVAL 2018

Go green to the beat of acts such as electronic duo .gif (comprising, Nurudin Sadali and Chew Wei Shan) at this carbon-neutral music festival. There will also be a market featuring environmentally and socially conscious local fashion, art, beauty and lifestyle brands.

WHERE: Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park MRT: Fort Canning WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am to 10.30pm ADMISSION: $105 from www.ticketflap.com/gardenbeats18, $125 at the door INFO: www.gardenbeats.com


IN::MUSIC - MISS KO: HERE COMES THE QUEEN

Taiwanese-American rapper Miss Ko  is considered a pioneer of the hip-hop genre in Asia. She won a prestigious Golden Melody Award for Best New Artist for her debut album Knock Out (2012) and is both brash and playful on her latest record, Queen Of Queens (2016).

WHERE: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)


IN::MUSIC - MATZKA: ROUND 2

Reggae is the unlikely genre of choice for Taiwan's Matzka, who also stirs aboriginal music, jazz and hip-hop into his beguiling musical stew. His band, also named Matzka, were named Best Band at the Golden Melody Awards for their 2010 self-titled debut.

WHERE: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 from Sistic


IN::MUSIC - XIAO QIU: MISSING YOU

Taiwanese indie duo katncandix2 have been on hiatus since 2013, but member Hsiao Chiu is back as a solo singer-songwriter with a debut album, The Life Of Stars (2017), under her belt. Appropriately enough, the record opens with the track, Long Time No See.

WHERE: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Sunday, 5pm ADMISSION: $30 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2018, with the headline 'Gigs Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe