CABIN FEVER

Samba rhythms on pop tunes using household items and body percussion

SMU Samba Masala, SMU's Afro-Brazilian percussion group rearranges 3 familiar pop anthems to the theme of isolation, reflection and hope – the emotional journey of almost everyone around the world in 2020 -  using household items on top of their instruments to produce percussive sounds.

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About The Club

SMU Samba Masala

SMU Samba Masala is SMU’s resident Afro-Brazilian percussion group. Born out of a love for making music, the club consists of passionate individuals who share a strong family bond. With their annual productions, yearly Christmas busking affairs, as well as biennial samba festival Viva O Samba, the club has lit up both local and international stages with their inimitable music, unparalleled style and sheer showmanship. 

Eddy Hamid

ABOUT THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Eddy Hamid is no stranger to the percussion scene in Singapore. Since the inception of his Afro-Brazilian percussion band Wicked Aura in 2003, he has performed in numerous music festivals across the globe such as Summer Sonic in Japan and Reading Festival in England. His experience in live performance made him a firm believer in creating a shared sense of unity through percussion.

Credits

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Performers: Toh Wei Xuan Adam, Yap Woon Hwee Shona, Lin Rongsi, Wee Ing Yau Mark, Lee Wei Han Marcus, Bhojwani Rohit Yogesh, Chong Yun Yu, Brandon Keith Wong Kafai, Yeo Siew Ying, Tang Yan Qing, Joshua Chu Yong Xin, Shermaine Chng Si Hui, Audrey Seck, Chan Jing Wen Melany, Ong Shi Qing Joanna, Yu Jing Jie, Hng Xin Hui Phoebe, Sindu D/O Selvam

Recording: Faiz Smadi (Pandeiro), Tocador (Cavaquinho), Muhammad ‘Afif Bin Kamari (Vocals), Cheong Yen Ee (Vocals), Melanie Go Yong See (Vocals), Ridz Razali (Guitar), Japheth Ng (Bass), Sandra Sarah Mathew (Keyboards), Rajvinder Singh (Dhol)

Arrangers: Eddy Hamid, Ridz Razali

Man in the Mirror

Performers: Yong Kai Wen, Ang Tze Kiat Ambrose, Kan Hui Qin Callista, Navneet Kaur, Joshua Gregory Handover, Tan Yu Jie Alston, Yatty Oo, Thinesh S/O Kalaichelvan, Sim Huijie Sabrina, Muhammad Asnawi bin Wahid, Tiong Xing Yi Melanie, Ong Xian Hui Joanne Alexis, Goh Ying Ying Elaine, Sim Shi Qi Alvina, Paul Thang, Lim Jia Yang James, Sandra Sarah Mathew, Song Yilin Amanda, Go Yong See Melanie, Patricia Lim Almira

Recording: Muhammad ‘Afif Bin Kamari (Vocals), Cheong Yen Ee (Vocals), Melanie Go Yong See (Vocals), Aqid Rezza (Backing vocals), Ridz Razali (Guitar, Backing vocals), Anthony Kok (Guitar), Japheth Ng (Bass), Yap Woon Hwee Shona (Keyboards), Lee Wei Tian Benjamin (Backing Guitar)

Arrangers: Eddy Hamid, Ridz Razali, Samuel Heah, Johar Alkhatib

Good Life

Performers: Ang Rui Yi Fiona, Foo Yu Xian Crystal, Tan Jie Yi Rachel, Kwek Yi Chen, Yeo Chew Er, Ho Ren Jie Brian, Lim Wei Sheng Benedict, Chen Wen Lin Bernicia, KJ Shakti, Lin Kai Wen Ivan, Thoo Sheng Jun Javier, Poh Eik Yong Adrian, Kimberly Ann Jong Wen Jing, Wong Hejian Javier, Keith Chang, Lee Jun Yu, Cheong Yen Ee, Sim Zheng Wei Benjamin, Lim Jia Wei, Lim Zheng Xun Merlloyd

Recording: Muhammad ‘Afif Bin Kamari (Vocals), Cheong Yen Ee (Vocals), Melanie Go Yong See (Vocals), Ridz Razali (Guitar), Japheth Ng (Bass)

Arrangers: Eddy Hamid, Ridz Razali, Samuel Heah, Johar Alkhatib, Yu Jing Jie, Lim Zheng Xun Merlloyd

Samba Medley

Performers: Yong Xin Wei, Cheong Yu Min Jerlyn, Tan Hui Yan Michelle, Ezra Chooi Yang, Teoh Wen Yi, Goh Ming Chen Sebastin, Geraldine Neo, Natalie Oh Jia Qi, Genevieve Lou, Aisyah Aman Aljunied, Goh Jing Yi Brenda, Allyson Kumar, Lee Wei Tian Benjamin, Shannon Phua Sian Ru, Heng Wee Teck Darrell, Muhammad ‘Afif Bin Kamari, Celeste Kay, Tan Jia Qi, Nurin Nasuha Bte Abu Hasan, Cari Tan, Tang Chin Fang, Valerie Wee, Michelle Chau, Bradley Windley, Dhaanya Nisha Raj, Siddhi Raman, Chang An Zi, Kartik Kaul, Max Chin, Winnie Puah, Jess Lim, Alvin Leong, Perry Teo, Bryan Lim, Kin Chia Heng Ryder, Law Hong Shing, Nicole Lim, Jazreel Tho, Teh Wen Jie

Arrangers: Eddy Hamid, Samuel Heah, Johar Alkhatib

Creative Team

Creative Director: Eddy Hamid
Choreography: Farah Dawood

Production Team

Producers: Japheth Ng, Anthony Kok
Tech Producer: Anthony Kok
Production House: AUX Media Group and AP Media Asia
Recording Studio: Leo Studio
Audio Engineer: Frank Lee

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