It’s a happy new year indeed for art aficionados and newbies alike, as Singapore Art Week returns with its sixth edition. The 12-day visual arts extravaganza offers an amazing range of art experiences for everyone — gawk at world-class art fairs and exhibitions, gasp at giant outdoor murals and projections, or simply grab yourself a place at film screenings, art walks and performances.
By Jo Tan
NOTES ON NAWAZ MIRAJKAR
He first performed onstage at age seven, in his birth city of Pune in India, to an illustrious audience featuring the likes of sitar master Ustad Usman Khan.
He believes the tabla is more than a percussion instrument because of the different melodic tones it can produce.
He comes from a proud line of musicians: his grandfather, Ustad Mehboob Khan Mirajkar, was a tabla maestro who passed the tradition to his father who, in turn, passed it on to him.
He is known for fusing Indian music traditions with motifs and rhythms from across the world.
Beginning with her starring stint in 1976’s Legend of the Condor Heroes, Michelle Yim has headlined numerous period martial-arts TV shows, earning the moniker, Princess of Wuxia Drama.
She’s also been celebrated for her stage outings over the past decades: her turn as Green Snake in the 1982 musical production of Madame White Snake was well received. Yim’s other stage credits include Cyrano de Bergerac and My Date With Spring.