News June 07, 2017
Corinne Bailey Rae Strikes a Chord with Friends of Sands for Singapore

Grammy Award-winning British singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae shared insights into her musical journey with a group of young people at a special dialogue session organized by Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore International Jazz Festival on Friday.  The session was part of Marina Bay Sands’ ongoing ArtScience On Screen: In Conversation With series, which features prominent speakers from creative industries spanning film, music and art.  The event is one of the many ways that Marina Bay Sands gives back to the local community through its corporate giving program Sands for Singapore, a part of Las Vegas Sands’ Sands Cares.  

The program allows for unique opportunities where youth are able to gain insights into the worlds of music, film, art, and culture through the eyes of experts and celebrities hosted by Marina Bay Sands. Corinne Bailey Rae talked about her career, journey and inspiration behind her music.  Students from Sing Jazz Academy, School of the Arts (SOTA) and 10 Square were invited by the integrated resort to attend the talk and ask Bailey Rae questions about her career and personal journey to success.

“It was inspirational listening to Corinne Bailey Rae,” SOTA student Nia Edwards, said.  “I learned that no matter what you do, you should enjoy it and follow your heart.  Thank you Marina Bay Sands and Sing Jazz for this opportunity.”

ArtScience on Screen made its debut in 2015 and has since hosted the In Conversation With series featuring renowned talent such as actors Adrian Grenier, Dev Patel, Michelle Yeoh, Choi Siwon, director Antoine Fuqua and local director Eric Khoo.  The latest to star in this series are award-winning filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and Hong Kong cinema legend Simon Yam.