The Substation celebrates 31st anniversary with SeptFest 2021: Alternative Voice(s)

The Substation celebrates 31st anniversary with SeptFest 2021: Alternative Voice(s)

After recently moving out of their forever home at 45 Armenian Street, The Substation is marking their 31st anniversary with a fully digital SeptFest, starting on the 16th of September till the 24th of October.

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Themed Alternative Voice(s), audiences will be treated to video documentations revisiting previous live performances at Substation.

“The intention for us to relook at these performances with a new lens, understanding where we are today after surviving almost two years of the pandemic, not only for The Substation but the arts landscape in general. We have so much to be grateful for but our need to have the arts alive and thriving in our lives, has become so much more apparent” expressed Serene Yap, General Manager of The Substation.

On top of that, audiences can also expect insights via live dialogues from both young and veteran artists from Singapore, India and Malaysia such as Wendy Toh, Sankar Venkateswaran and Aida Redza. All of the programmes are free to view on the non-profit organisation's Facebook and Instagram.

Of the programming, NADA and dance duo ScRach Marcs's (pronounced Scratch Marks) peformance will be revisted through a video documentation as they explore Singapore's forgotten club culture of the yesteryears, interweaving their individual practices, street dance and the sounds of Malay pop from the 60s and 80s.

Furthermore, sat with Singaporean rapper Subhas Nair, The Migrants Band will talk about their imprint within the community, the evolution of the band, their feelings on the spaces they have performed at and how the community were brought together closer through their music.

For more information and the full programme line-up, head over to The Substation's website here.

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