NAC-M1 World Rhythms Series’ 5th Birthday Bash


NAC-M1 World Rhythms Series’ 5th Birthday Bash


 Date:  17 Aug, 21 Sep, 19 Oct 2003 
 Time:  5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
 Venue:  Singapore Botanic Gardens, 
 Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage


Come celebrate the 5th birthday of the NAC-M1 World Rhythms Series!  Concert goers will be treated to three free exciting concerts offering percussion, jazz, new-age and neo-ethnic world-class music genres from Sweden, America, The Philippines and Singapore.


17 Aug 03 - Tribal Tide Percussion Band & New Asia Records (Singapore)

Inspired by the world’s great cultures, Tribal Tide Percussion Band brings you a pulsating music mix of Latin-American, Indian, Australian, Irish and African rhythms. Andrew Lum from New Asia Records will perform with several other fine Asian artists, a ‘live’ rendition of his New York-mixed debut album Matter of Time. Be entertained with an eclectic yet seamless mix of jazz, new-age and world music marked with electronic and ethnic flavours. 


21 Sep 03 - Hellborg/Fan Duo (Sweden/USA)

This session will feature a combination of powerful yet awe-inspiring performance by bass guitarist Jonas Hellborg from Sweden and cellist Felix Fan from the States.


19 Oct 03 - Grace Nono-Bob Aves Group (The Philippines)

Grace Nono, an award-winning diva with extraordinary vocals, will entertain with her favourite rendition of Filipino music flanked by jazz fusion-styled Bob Aves and band.


“Nowadays, visitors to the Singapore Botanic Gardens look forward to enjoying not only the nature and flora it can offer but also the weekend musical performances like those organised under the auspices of the NAC-M1 World Rhythms Series. M1 is pleased to support NAC in this worthwhile project for the fifth consecutive year and to play a part in enhancing the quality of life of Singaporeans,” said Chua Swee Kiat, M1, General Manager (Corporate Communications).


In between performances, the audience can participate in a lucky draw where they stand a chance to win a mobile phone or M1 Shop voucher sponsored by MobileOne Limited.


The NAC-M1 World Rhythms series is organised by the National Arts Council to bring the arts to the masses.  It is sponsored by MobileOne Limited and supported by Singapore Botanic Gardens and Passion 99.5FM. Accommodation for artists is provided by Fraser Serviced Residences.  All public enquiries can be directed to NAC at 6837 9559 during office hours or visit