Rhythm De Pasion

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If the youth are the heart­beat of our nation, then the future of Sin­ga­pore cer­tain­ly seems (or more accu­rate­ly in this case, sounds) bright. Cur­rent­ly away rep­re­sent­ing our nation in Korea for the 2011 World Per­cus­sion Per­form­ing Arts Fes­ti­val, Rhythm De Pasión com­pris­es of indi­vid­u­als from dif­fer­ent walks of life and a vari­ety of musi­cal back­grounds. Through their infec­tious beats and ener­getic per­for­mances, it is no won­der that the band has made a name for them­selves in the local music scene.

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Trac­ing the ori­gins of this rau­cous per­cus­sion band, we learnt that Rhythm De Pasión was formed back in 2007 while most of the band mem­bers were still pur­su­ing their diplo­ma. Despite hav­ing very dif­fer­ent musi­cal foun­da­tions (some based in tra­di­tion­al malay music while oth­ers played in local rock bands), their com­mon love for per­cus­sive sounds even­tu­al­ly led them to each oth­er and the rest as they always say, is his­to­ry. Instead of being an obsta­cle, the mul­ti­cul­tur­al musi­cal knowl­edge that each mem­ber brought to the table would lat­er prove to be their defin­ing dif­fer­ence, play­ing an inte­gral part in the cre­ation of their very own unique brand of music.


Five years on, the band has since come a long way. From fre­quent­ing both local and inter­na­tion­al music acts at the Esplanade in search of inspi­ra­tion and dif­fer­ent ways to improve them­selves, to being spe­cial­ly invit­ed to per­form at the World Per­cus­sion Per­form­ing Arts Fes­ti­val this year in Geum­san, Korea, Rhythm De Pasión is liv­ing proof that any­thing is pos­si­ble with pas­sion and heart. Hav­ing invest­ed the bet­ter part of their past four months on inten­sive rehearsals, the band aims to take the fes­ti­val by storm and fly the Sin­ga­pore­an flag high.


Per­form­ing on an inter­na­tion­al stage over­seas for the very first time, Rhythm De Pasión hopes that this fes­ti­val will serve as a plat­form for future oppor­tu­ni­ties to trav­el around the world, share their love for music and do our coun­try proud. With all that they’ve achieved thus far and an even brighter future ahead of them, Rhythm De Pasión is def­i­nite­ly a born and bred Sin­ga­pore­an band to look out for!

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