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Songs from the Heart of Kupang

January - October 2017 | Jakarta, Indonesia

The launch of ‘Songs from the Heart of Kupang’ music album is a celebration of enduring friendships between Indonesians and Singaporeans working hand in hand to leverage the arts for social impact.

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.

 

Musicians from Indonesia and Singapore singing a song from ‘Songs from the Heart of Kupang’ music album which also features the voices of the residents from Roslin Orphanage.

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.
 

 

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• Contact the Cultural Exchange Team at artsforgood@sif.org.sg

 

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30 October 2017
In the Spirit of ‘Gotong Royong’ (Community Cooperation), Singaporean and Indonesian Artists Collaborate on the Arts for Social Impact

Artists from both countries put together ‘Songs from the Heart of Kupang’ music album to fundraise for the Roslin Orphanage in Indonesia.

14 October 2017
Indonesians And Singaporeans Collaborate To Inspire Social Change Through Music

The Singapore International Foundation harnesses the power of arts for social impact in partnership with the Roslin Orphanage, Nita Aartsen, Clement Chow and other international artists.

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