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2012 Mosaic Music Festival Guide

By Zaki JufriEvents - 27 February 2012 11:49 AM | Updated 20 March 2012

2012 Mosaic Music Festival Guide

After a year of antagonising wait, the music event of the year is finally back. Mosaic Music Festival returns for the eighth time this March 9 to March 18, 2012 armed with a host of international, regional and local artistes whose music spans the gamut ranging from Latin jazz and Spanish flamenco to the avant-garde Finnish accordion and Japanese fusion.

The choices of artistes blend with the 10th anniversary of the Esplanade. While the birthday celebration is year-long, covering 17 arts festivals with the theme, “Celebrating Life — The Best Of The Human Spirit Through The Arts”, Mosaic runs for 10 days and will pay tribute to “peace”.

“Mosaic will celebrate Peace as we feature artists from around the world sharing their gifts with us as we revel in music’s ability to bridge the barriers of geography and language to bring people together. Music has the ability to generate a sense of release and relaxation and we hope the enjoyment of music will help to bring peace to one’s soul,” explains Clarence Yap, Assistant Director, Programming, The Esplanade Co. Ltd. in an interview with

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Top 5 acts to catch for Mosaic

Top 5 acts to catch for Mosaic 2012!

Be sure to catch them live at the Mosaic Music Festival 2012.

Mosaic 2012 Interviews



The British rockers talk about their influences and winning the coveted Mercury Music Prize.

 Stacey Kent

Jazz chanteuse Stacey Kent tells us that she’s a lover of words.




Architecture in Helsinki

The offbeat indie pop band talks about the new album with





Concert Reviews


Stacey Kent

The jazz chanteuse’s cool performance set the tone for the Mosaic Music Festival 2012.


Imagine - A Soundtrack to Peace

Highfalutin concept aside, Esplanade ‘Imagine’ concert deserves praise.



Concert Review: Elbow (Mosaic Music Festival)

Craft Spells

On a night of the old retro bands, it was the new retro band that staged a minor triumph.



Mosaic Music Festival 2012 could well be remembered as the year Elbow came and gave one of the best concerts ever at the Esplanade.


Concert Review: Blind Pilot (Mosaic Music Festival)


Concert Review: Tyondai Braxton (Mosaic Music Festival)

Blind Pilot

The sky’s the limit for Portland-based folk band Blind Pilot which drew full houses for their two shows here.


Tyondai Braxton

The prolific experimental electronic music artist left audiences wanting for more.



Mosaic Music Festival 2012 runs from March 9-18. For complete listings, click here.