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Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra is a 7 piece Afrobeat Orchestra based out of Singapore formed in 2010. Over the years the band has played numerous venues across the island such as Blu Jaz Cafe, Artistry, Hard Rock Cafe Singapore, The Esplanade, The Substation, Red Dot Museum, Timbre Music, Montreux Jazz Cafe and has been featured at various events such as New Year’s Eve Countdown 2011 at The Marina Barrage, The Singapore Night Festival from 2012 to 2017 and City 65 Music Festival 2018.
True to traditional form, Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra pays respect to the forefathers of Afrobeat while adding their distinct Lion City grit to the mix. Influences of Reggae, Afro-Brazilian music, Funk and Disco seep into their works to define a truly 21st century translation of the Afrobeat genre and beyond.
Having recently released their debut EP Singapura Vibrations with collaborations with Ray Lugo(Kokolo Afrobeat) & Victor Rice(Easy Stars Records). Their music is being played in radio stations in countries such as America, Japan, Denmark, Spain, Greece & Australia. Taking their unique South East Asian Afrobeat sound to the rest of the world.
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