Hitting the high notes, without drugs

19 Jun 2017

The ‘Break IN’ Music Concert was held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre earlier today. Mr Desmond Lee, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office & Second Minister for Home Affairs & National Development attended the event.

The concert was jointly organised by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) as part of the Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign (ADAC) 2017. Special guest performer Taufik Batisah kicked off the concert with a rendition of “High on Love”. The concert included a music mentorship segment where The Sam Willows, iNCH Chua, THELIONCITYBOY and Scarlet Avenue each mentored a budding talent. After a face-off at the concert, local all-female quartet Alberose, mentored by iNCH Chua, clinched the prize of $1,000 and will go on to perform at the upcoming National Youth Council SHINE Festival, to be held at Orchard Road from 30 June to 2 July 2017.

Minister Desmond Lee said: “When you’re young, you are exploring boundaries, facing challenges, and finding your compass in life. I hope the young people who have participated in this concert are inspired to pursue their dreams and aspirations, whether in music or other areas, while keeping a drug-free lifestyle. We encourage more young people to step forward as our anti-drug advocates, to help keep their families and friends away from the danger of drugs”.

Vice-chairman of NCADA, Dr. Chew Tuan Chiong, said: “The success of this event has been achieved with input from many quarters including students from Singapore Polytechnic who has been our ardent supporters. This dovetails with the spirit of one of our key initiatives, which is to encourage and facilitate young people to take on anti-drug advocacy to their peers.”

Photo 1: Second Minister for Home Affairs and National Development, Mr Desmond Lee, interacting with members of The Sam Willows.

Photo 1: Second Minister for Home Affairs and National Development, Mr Desmond Lee, interacting with members of The Sam Willows.

Photo 2: Local all-female quartet, Alberose, receiving their prize money of $1,000 from Dr Chew Tuan Chiong, Vice Chairman of NCADA.

Photo 2: Local all-female quartet, Alberose, receiving their prize money of $1,000 from Dr Chew Tuan Chiong, Vice Chairman of NCADA.

Photo 3: Group shot of all performers with their mentees of the music mentoring programme.

Photo 3: Group shot of all performers with their mentees of the music mentoring programme.

Issued by:

NATIONAL COUNCIL AGAINST DRUG ABUSE
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
16 JUNE 2017

About the Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign

NCADA and CNB jointly organise the annual Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign (ADAC) to commemorate the 'International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking', which falls on 26 June every year. In addition to the ‘Break IN’ music concert this year, we have DanceWorks! coming up on 29-30 July 2017. It is a national dance competition open to students and youths aged between 7 and 25. This year, we have a new segment, the ‘Freestyle Dance’ battle, in addition to the choreographed segment. We hope to see more participation from the older youths for that segment. Interested participants can sign up for DanceWorks! via www.adac2017.com.

Hear from our artistes on their views in support of the ‘Break IN’ Music Concert here (PDF, 154 KB).

Last updated: 6 Jul 2017