Arts for Good
Songs from the Heart of Kupang
January - October 2017 | Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian and Singaporean artists came together to do good through The Kupang Project, a year-long collaboration in 2016 under the SIF Arts for Good initiative. The artists collaborated to introduce arts-based activities into the educational programme of the Roslin Orphanage in Kupang, Indonesia. They also conducted Train-the-Trainers workshops, to enable caregivers at the Roslin Orphanage to continue the programme for future residents.
In 2017, two artists – Indonesian jazz musician Nita Aartsen and Singaporean composer Clement Chow – have taken the project a step further to create a music album ‘Songs from the Heart of Kupang’. The duo wrote and composed music inspired by their interactions with the residents of the Roslin Orphanage, and produced a music album featuring the voices of residents of the Roslin Orphanage with contributions from international musicians.
We celebrated friendships and artistic collaborations for good at the launch of the ‘Songs from the Heart of Kupang’ music album last 14 October 2017 at Paviliun 28 in Jakarta, Indonesia. All proceeds from the sale of the music album went to the Roslin Orphanage.
The SIF’s Arts for Good initiative seeks to contribute to positive social change through collaborations between Singaporean artists and their international counterparts, as well as galvanise greater community involvement in sustainable change.
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Artists from both countries put together ‘Songs from the Heart of Kupang’ music album to fundraise for the Roslin Orphanage in Indonesia.
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