Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

Weekly Picks: Malaysia (7–13 Jan 2019)

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Merdekarya 6th Anniversary, at Merdekarya, 12 Jan, doors open 6pm

This institution for indie music is celebrating its six anniversary with a whole host of performances, no cover charge, and free tuak mixes (until 8pm). Come for the party, stay for the music, bring your friends.

More info here.

 

SounDance 19, at RAW Art Space, 12 Jan, 8:30pm

This monthly series combines improvisational music and dance from performers of diverse backgrounds. In this edition, the dancers are Silver Lee and Leo Yap, with musicians Rastko Lazic (elextronics) and Yong Yandsen (saxophone). Admission is by suggested donation of RM20 (students RM15). The space is a walk up four storeys.

More info here.

 

City Roars! Festival, at klpac, 12 Jan, 3–11pm

Local music industry veterans join forces to produce and create this festival that puts indie Asian musicians and artists on three stages around theatre space klpac. The line-up features over 20 performances from Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and China. Side-programmes are also available.  Pre-sale tickets at RM158 are available until 11 Jan, admission at the door is RM180.

More info here.  Introduction to bands here.

 

 

Arts Policy, Cultural Democracy and Artist Communities, at Experimental Theatre of University Malaya, 12–13 Jan

One and a half days of critical conversation aimed at enriching cultural policy discourse in Southeast Asia. All stakeholders (including artists, cultural workers, funders, audience members, academics and such) are invited to join in this critical analysis of policy landscape.

More info, including full programme, to be published here.

 

Teater Kompilasi 4-Love, at Bleenkbox, 11–13 Jan

Staged performances of four short stories by four playwrights tackling the topic of love (but probably not the kind you’re imagining). Admission is RM35. Performances are in Malay.

More info here.

 

Sweatheart No. 4, at Lit Books, 11 Jan, 8:30pm

A monthly live storytelling night — expect seven minutes of true stories from a range of experienced and new storytellers. The theme this month is ‘Heads or Tails?’. This event takes place in a book store full of temptations, so the cover charge may be RM20, but you’ll want to bring a bit more.

More info here.

 

David Bowie Tribute, at No Black Tie, 10 Jan, 9pm.

A tribute night to the music of David Bowie, covering a broad range of his music, from the hits of early albums, to Black Star, the final album. Performances by Diamond Dogs, and Johan Sultan & The Moonbeams. Admission is RM53, and reservations are recommended.

More info here.

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