The Mosaic Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Singapore and also at a Chicago Musical Theatre every March. It features music from different parts of the world, and includes many different styles, including jazz, blues, hip-hop, electronica, indie, and more.

This year, the Mosaic Music Festival is on March 12-21 at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay. Many different musical acts in various genres have come to Singapore to play, including Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Melody Gardot, Dinosaur Jr., Pink Martini, Kings of Convenience, and Kool and the Gang.

Many shows require tickets (and indeed several shows have already sold out long before the festival began), but there are also a couple of free venues: The Hagen-Dazs Living Room at the Concourse, and the Mosaic Music Station at the Outdoor Theatre.

The Mosaic Music Festival started last Friday, and I’ve already attended a few of the free live acts. Last Friday, the Hagen-Dazs Living Room featured some blues acts, including Soulmate from India. Meanwhile, the Mosaic Music Station had some jazz groups, such as Signal to Noise from Hong Kong, and local group Omniform. On Sunday, I caught a Filipino hip-hop/electronica group, D-Coy with The Beatmathics.

I won’t be catching any of the live acts at the paid venues, except for one: Kings of Convenience, which I’ll feature in its own Soundtrip entry soon. They’re playing on Thursday and Friday, March 18 and 19, at 7:30pm. (Tickets are all sold out; I’m lucky to even have one, even if it’s “restricted view.”)

If you’re in Singapore between now and next Sunday (March 21), do try and check out some of the live acts. Sets at the Hagen-Dazs Living Room start at 6:15pm, while those at the Mosaic Music Station start at 7pm.

Check out my photos from the Mosaic Music Festival 2010 on Flickr. I’ll do my best to update that set whenever I catch a new act.