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Updated: 12/31/2012 07:33 | By Channel NewsAsia

Lawrence Wong suggests more platforms for local musicians

Lawrence Wong suggests more platforms for local musicians


Lawrence Wong suggests more platforms for local musicians

SINGAPORE: Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong has suggested having more platforms for local musicians and indie bands to perform their music.

Mr Wong said in a Facebook post on Sunday that he has been looking at various proposals to support local musicians and indie bands.

He said there is a lot of creative talent, and they should have the opportunity to be seen and heard.

One platform would be the Boon Lay Countdown, where there will be an inaugural BandWave concert featuring home—grown bands.

He shared that from the initial round of online auditions, three bands have been shortlisted — Emerald Street, Obviously We and Au Revoir Sg.

The bands were provided with a training session at a music academy to hone their skills and prepare them for their performance.

Mr Wong also invited fans of the bands and supporters of local music to join them at Jurong Central Park on Monday and to make it the biggest music event in the western part of Singapore.

— CNA/xq

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