Artist Partnerships

Joanna Dong

Singaporean jazz artiste, actor and host Joanna Dong (董姿彦) became a household name in 2017 after placing third in popular singing competition, Sing! China.

Her sold-out, two-night concert in 2018 for the EP “So Here I Am” toured successfully in Asia. Joanna is well regarded by music industry peers and was a featured performer with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, JASSO and Dingyi. An ambassador for SPOP Sing! and mentor on the second season of The Great Singapore Replay, Joanna actively impacts aspiring musical talents.

As a bilingual actor and host, Joanna has received various film, stage and television awards for her work, such as the Best Entertainment Hostess at the 2019 Asia Rainbow TV Awards.

Joanna graduated with Honours in Sociology from the National University of Singapore. She founded Do Be Do Di, an arts and entertainment company, in 2019.

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UTOPIA Reimagined

Joanna is constantly pushing boundaries in her music. She joins four popular and award-winning local artistes to reimagine the Singapore-inspired UTOPIA Symphony in their own styles as part of the UTOPIA Reimagined series, an initiative by The Foundation.

The Tao Te Ching texts are central to Joanna’s inspiration. She explains, “I returned to thinking about one of the core tenets put forth by that ancient text – that of ‘wu wei’(无为). Literally translated to mean ‘inaction’, I understand it to mean ‘effortless action’, or ‘non-contrivance’, which in common parlance, is what we mean by ‘going with the flow’.” That guiding principle led her to focus on the process instead of the outcome.

Highlights & Videos

Joanna Dong and Chok Kerong kick start “The Series” with ‘‘第一章’ (The First Chapter)’ by Bandwagon

Joanna Dong and Chok Kerong kick start “The Series” with ‘‘第一章’ (The First Chapter)’ by Bandwagon

Singaporean Jazz-vocalist Joanna Dong teamed up with composer Chok Kerong to release ‘第一章’ (The First Chapter) on the 24th of September, marking the first in the UTOPIA Reimagined series “The Series” – which will see four artists reimagining a symphony written by Russian composer Vladimir Martynov and recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Jazz Vocalist Joanna Dong Releases Single Inspired by Symphony about Singapore

Jazz Vocalist Joanna Dong Releases Single Inspired by Symphony about Singapore

Press Release: Singaporean jazz singer Joanna Dong’s new single titled 《第一章》will be released on 24 September on major digital platforms, the first in the UTOPIA Reimagined Series (“the Series”) – an initiative by the Foundation for The Arts and Social Enterprise (“The Foundation”) that will see four artists reimagine a symphony inspired by Singapore, written by a Russian composer and recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO).

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Video: Joanna Dong & ShiGGa Shay Discuss ‘Utopia’

Video: Joanna Dong & ShiGGa Shay Discuss ‘Utopia’

As part of the One Million Towards UTOPIA movement, The Foundation invited Joanna Dong & ShiGGa Shay – two of the brightest stars from Singapore – to talk us through their conception of ‘utopia’ – as artists, what is their idea of utopia, and how can we get there?

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