|AG Flames, Charles Wong aka Stitch, Clubilya Youth Band, Nathan Hartono, Singapore Malay Youth Orchestra, Tres Roses
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AG Flames is an all-girl percussion group from Andrew & Grace Home. Formed in 2005, this group of trash-percussionists quickly rose to prominence having performed at various charitable events.
Charles Wong aka Stitch is a seasoned beatboxer who has performed at numerous events and showcases over the past 5 years such as MTV's Bario 19, the Istana Open House '06, Viva Verdi Opera at The Esplanade in 2007, and the Singapore Chinese Cultural Festival '08, to name a few. Charles never fails to wow his audience with his mind-blowing performances. In addition to beatboxing, Charles also sings and plays the guitar weekly at various cafes and pubs, playing contemporary hits on a solo acoustic set. Stitch is scheduled to be the opening act for Grammy Award Winner Kanye West's Glow In The Dark Concert on 29 October 2008 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium
Clubilya Youth Band will make their debut performance at the very first Daniel Pearl World Music Days in Singapore. Members of the Band are teenagers from Clubilya, a youth organisation which firmly believes in empowering and equipping youths to be responsible, resilient and progressive adults. As part of its positive youth development philosophy, Clubilya empowers its youths to contribute their best to society. The raw talents trained hard after their school hours and are very honoured to be part of the historic inaugural Singapore Daniel Pearl World Music Days.
Nathan Hartono won the Teenage Icon 2005, a talent singing competition organised by Teenage Magazine. Citing Frank Sinatra as his personal icon, Nathan’s music repertoire consists mainly of movie soundtrack classics and jazz standards. He was a guest performer in Dick Lee’s show for the Red Cross Fund-Raising Gala Dinner and NAC-Exxon-Mobil Concert In the Park concert. He has also performed for The Straits Times’ Child Aid Charity Concert in December 2005 and the Chingay Festival in 2006. In June 2007, he became the youngest performer to stage two solo concerts titled “Feeling Good with Nathan Hartono” at the Esplanade, and recently performed the opening song “Where I Belong” at Singapore's National Day Parade 2008.
Okestra Melayu Singapura (Belia) or the Singapore Malay Youth Orchestra was formed in 2004 to introduce Malay youth to different genres of Malay music – be it traditional, contemporary or pop music. The group consists of youth from secondary schools, junior colleges, polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education.
Tres Roses is one of the most recognisable hip-hop dance groups in Singapore having won numerous accolades such as the Champion in the Open Category of Dance Xplosion!, a competition that involved all kinds of dance genres – from jazz and cultural, to modern street, funk and hip-hop. They were also the finalists in Kids Central's One Minute of Fame and had performed extensively, including at the Singapore's famous street-festival Chingay.