A musical compilation comprising local Singaporean musicians remaking popular local hits from the 1960s to 2000s has just hit the internet today.
The Great Singapore Replay, a project by the National Arts Council and Singapore investment firm Temasek, brings together local musicians who were asked to add their own interpretation of popular Singapore classics such as The Girl From Katong, The Mad Chinaman, You're The Boy with Ginny Bloop and other tunes released online at thegreatsingaporereplay.sg.
All 10 of these reinterpretations will be performed on 9 September, 9.15 to 10.15PM at a showcase exhibition outside Clarke Quay Central.
Assistant Chief Executive of NAC, Mr Kenneth Kwok, says the project is meant for Singaporeans to rediscover Singapore's rich musical heritage "by connecting younger generations with the music of years gone by".
Local producer and musician Tim De Cotta from creative arts agency Getai Group worked with the NAC to pair the artists and the songs for The Great Singapore Replay.
He told reporters: "The 10 pairs of artists give an excellent snapshot of the diverse and talented local arts scene we have in Singapore. We have a wide range of artists who create music across numerous genres."