With 150 performers, ChildAid 2017 is all set to explore the new journey based on the theme "An Awesome Amazing Asian Adventure", which is an enterprise to embrace the Asian identity.
The performers consist of actors, musicians, singer, and dancers and martial artists between the ages of five and eighteen who all are going to be the highlights of ChilAid concert
This year's cast and crew got together for the first time for a tour of the Resorts World Theatre at Resorts Word Sentosa, which will be hosting the 2017 ChildAid concert on 24-25 November.
It is the 13th edition and it follows the journey of four young talents as they travel through Asia and experience the musical traditions of each country, which will be directed by singer- songwriter Dick Lee. "I always want to do things that encourage and inspire the next generation," says Lee, when asked about his first time experience as the creative director of the concert.
ChildAid 2017 concert will present an amalgamation by a narrative linking each section of the show before winding up with a message for children. For an instance, China and Korea will be performing pop songs correspondingly.
"I am really happy, that I got selected for the role", says Giselle, an eight year old who will be playing one of the lead characters.
Another performer Natanya Tan, a 12-year-old finds the theme really interesting as it will help him understand the different Asian cultures.
Natalie Ong, a Singapore born, Melbourne- based teenager who was one of the finalists on The X factor Australia 2016, will be a guest performer at the concert.
The concert is organised jointly by two children charities, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BTBAF) as an annual charity for raising funds.
These funds will provide allowance to underprivileged and financially disadvantaged kids and help them explore arts to boost their confidence and overcome their adverse circumstances. So far, sponsors such as Citibank and United Overseas Bank have donated about a million dollars to the concert.
The tickets will be available to the public in October.