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Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2016: Experience The French Connection

This is the third of three listings on “Voilah! 2016”. This piece features the gastronomical highlights of the seven-week festival, which will see events exploring French Visual and Performing Arts, Food, Film, Science, and Culture. Just in case you were thinking all this was too atas for you, watch out as “Voilah! 2016” comes to the heartlands, your classrooms and our bars and clubs. The French Connection is both a feast for the senses as well as a query to the mind. As the spirit of the French region of Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes is invoked and the challenges of sustainable urbanism and…
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Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2016: Lo-baguettes! Lo-banquettes! Lo-bang!

This is the second of three listings on “Voilah! 2016”. This piece features the gastronomical highlights of the seven-week festival, which will see events exploring French Visual and Performing Arts, Food, Film, Science, and Culture. If food is your one and only love, prepare for a French romance of epic proportions. “Voilah! 2016” is working with dozens of partners to bring French food to you at an affordable rate! Whether it be a night out with a special someone or a boss you’re trying to impress with your impressive knowledge of wine and cheese, we’ve got you covered. We picked out a…
Arts

Voilah! French Festival Singapore 2016: Discovering Cultural Fraternité

This is the first of three listings on “Voilah! 2016”. This piece features the Arts and Film highlights of the seven-week festival, which will see events exploring French Visual and Performing Arts, Food, Film, Science, and Culture.  If you’re concerned about the dearth of exciting cultural events after last year’s SG50 bonanza, fear not, for the Institut Français Singapour, together with the French Embassy in Singapore, French Chamber of Commerce, and Alliance Française are kicking things up a notch to celebrate 51 years of friendly diplomatic and cultural relationships between France and Singapore. “Voilah! 2016” has just about something for everyone, offering inimitable…
Music

Chill Vibes: Kicking It Back With The 1975

After pulling a Houdini on us and disappearing from the social media scene, The 1975 is back with their second album. Sure the album title is a mouthful, but “I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It” is an apt description of this beautiful masterpiece. 3 years after their debut self-titled album, this record proves that the wait was definitely worth it. As someone who prioritises Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift on my playlists, The 1975 isn’t at once an obvious choice in my music library. 10 minutes in to the album, however, and…
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Digital Art Forms In Question At Betwixt Festival

As more production tools become available on a digital platform, it’s becoming easier for anyone to produce a work of art and publish it online. Such is the rate of this phenomenon that it may become an increasingly common occurrence for the art we pay for ending up enclosed within a hard drive. If we pay for digital art, are we paying for a hard drive? This question was deliberated during a panel at the inaugural Betwixt Festival on Saturday. The four presenters – Dayang MNT Yraola, Suzy Sulaiman, Pichaya Aime Suphavanij, and Michelle Ho – discussed digital art and the role…
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Art & Bytes: Betwixt Festival To Launch End-February

Interstice – that’s the theme at the inaugural Betwixt Festival, a six-day event launching this February at the ArtScience Museum. Referring to “gaps, cracks, and a very small intervening space”, the theme sets the tone for the meeting of art, science, and technology. “As our social landscape swiftly becomes more and more digitalised, new mediums of expression emerge entwined in technology. Coding and physical computing have become tools for artists to create art that has an interactive nature to it, art that requires stimulation and participation to be art – in summary, digital, interactive art.” Falling almost perfectly in line with…
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5 Laneway Looks For Girls + Where To Get Them!

We’ve already established that St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is where all the cool kids hang out. The vibe is great, the acts are amazing, and the fashion scene is stellar. It’s also the place to go if you’re looking to flaunt your favourite style. If you’re a rookie and have no idea what to wear, take a cue from these 5 types of fashionistas you’ll spot at Laneway 2016. 1) The Boho Goddess The look that you’ll most probably expect to see, fashionistas take inspiration from the Boho Goddess – Vanessa Hudgens. This look is an eclectic mix of floral headbands…
Music

The Laneway 2016 Freshie Orientation Playlist

Playlist prepared by Hannah Halim and Jovi Ho Never heard of the acts playing at Laneway Festival 2016? Worried that you might be called out for not knowing the songs? The DANamic.ORG Team is here to save you from potential faux pas and to transform you from basic human to basic human who knows 20+ more songs! Introducing “The Laneway 2016 Freshie Orientation”. We’ve already completed most of the work needed for your transformation; all you have to do is put the playlist below on repeat until 30th January 2016! Easy, right? We’ve got the likes of Shamir, CHVRCHES, The 1975, Grimes, Riot…
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A Quick Guide For Laneway 2016 Noobs

So the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is just slightly more than a month away! If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically the closest thing to Coachella we’re ever going to get. But really though, it’s a pretty good place to chill to a fresh mix of music and artists from all over the world. If you’re a Laneway noob (like me) and have no clue which acts to look out for, here’s DANamic.ORG’s quick guide to Laneway 2016! For lovers of rock with a touch of local sensibility, check out Cashew Chemists. This local band beautifully melds the…
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Farrago: The Rojak of Local Indie Rock

Think shiny guitar riffs and the infectious upbeat rhythms of Circa Waves, mixed with grittier Arctic Monkeys-esque undertones. The end product? Farrago. Here’s a little introduction to this indie rock band from our very own Singapore. But first, a little explanation about their name. Farrago means “a confused mixture” (or in local terms, rojak), just like the band themselves – its four members come from four completely different countries. Meet vocalist/guitarist Dave Hawkes, bassist Miwa Furukara, drummer Tristan North, and lead guitarist Jonathan Suresh. Hailing from England, Japan, Australia and Singapore respectively, they met back in 2012. Two years later,…
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