Author: Eksentrika

How the 4th Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival will be different than the ones before

Image credit: Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival If you’re a music lover or someone who enjoys quality music, then the 4th edition of the Malaysian Jazz Piano Festival which takes place this weekend will whet your music taste buds. Here we’ve compiled reasons why you should and must check out Malaysia’s biggest and arguably the world’s one of a kind jazz festival! A festival by musicians for musicians (and music lovers) Touted as the brainchild of Malaysia’s foremost jazz musician, Michael Veerapen – the festival could only happen with the assistance of several Malaysian jazz pianists such as Tay Cher Siang, Justin Lim, David...

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Poetry | Surging Bulls

Image credit: Rosenfeldtown   Rampaging bulls carve a mighty path beneath an unruffled veil crashing through intricate lattices of sobriety Bells in the sanctum peal over the roar of thundering hooves – tolling ‘Calm! Calm! Calm!’ as gallant pillars erected in times of despair stand firm against the rampaging surge – a surge that started from a sock A sock of unmatched quality soaked in insidious splendour rumpled and thick seeping viscid ick permeating the air with H2S flavour mingled with the insufferable perfume of insouciance It leaves a rancid trail in which blood red toadstools blossom and thrive vacuously...

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Prose | Kuala Lumpur Café

Image credit: Malaysian artist, Red Hong Yi A monk in the sweltering heat, Swathed in red-orange, brown beads on his neck, Explaining life and spirituality to a young Chinese man. The café bustles with people and colours, shoving, jostling to get a table. Everyone seems hot, harassed, longing for drinks and snacks; The tired ceiling fans whirl futile twirls against the heat.   An array of food on display to feed voracious appetites – Dosas, chappatis, curry-puffs, rice, curry, local sweets. Drinks – fruit juices, tea, coffee, Milo, iced and hot Nescafe; The wannabe “barrista” adept at their concoction....

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Have a bloody Christmas with Deric Gan’s Richard III

Image credit: Ban & Dev Lee photography As the curtain slowly falls on 2016, which marks 400 years since the existence of William Shakespeare, The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat in collaboration with MUKA Space is set to go out with one last hurrah, by staging Richard III at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)… in Mandarin. The Shakespeare 400 Festival, which has been celebrated since the start of the year with numerous performances inspired by the bard’s most memorable works, is not quite complete without this tale of the scheming hunchback, Duke of Gloucester. The desire to become king leads him to go on...

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Poetry | Red Patches

image credit: Marcellina Oseghale I have a little secret, behind my facade smile, These unseen, incurable scars deeply rooted inside of me. It isn’t measles, it isn’t chickenpox, They look just the same, big, small, spotty little, Unwithered flakes, That can’t be shattered, only one small scratch, Then it wilts. Then again, Red, red, everywhere red, You can’t bare yourself, Or to see yourself, Or to show yourself, But to hide yourself. No matter how well-covered it is, No matter how well-aided it is, It resurfaced victoriously. That ample heartache, No matter how much I did, That could tranquil the...

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september, 2018

1sep6:00 pm- 8:00 pmROJAK – Celebrating Diversity