SIFA releases festival lineup: Jacob Collier, Nico Muhly, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Tcheka, Intriguant, SA, NADA and more

Karen Gwee (Bandwagon)

6 February 2018

The Singapore International Festival of the Arts (SIFA), which runs between April and May, has released its festival lineup. For its 41st edition, SIFA has booked a number of musical luminaries both international and local. Audiences can look forward to performances by 24-year-old British jazz prodigy Jacob Collier, composer and Sufjan Stevens collaborator Nico Muhly, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Cape Verde musician Tcheka. Local musicians also performing at SIFA include Intriguant, SA and NADA.

This SIFA lineup, helmed by new festival director Gaurav Kripalani, is an embarrassment of riches, to be sure, but already there are some standouts that shouldn't be missed. Besides a one-night-only concert at the Victoria Theatre, Jacob Collier – who got his start multi-tracking on YouTube and won a Grammy with his debut album in 2016 – will also be holding a free workshop on harmony and groove.

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  • 2018