Author: Sukhbir Cheema

Should you watch Sudirman’s One Thousand Million Smiles?

All images courtesy of The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre So, the good folks over at The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat has decided to re-stage last year’s sold out Sudirman’s musical tribute, One Thousand Million Smiles this week. You must be scratching your head wondering why are they re-staging a show that was performed some eleven months ago. Here’s why! Sudirman’s songs are universal Just do a Google search on the internet and you’ll discover so many documentaries, videos and articles on the late Sudirman. For those who are in the dark, Sudirman Arshad was the same singer who...

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Circular doodles helped this artist manage her anxiety and stress levels

Art is truly therapeutic to many. Bangladesh born Tashfia Shamim can testify to this fact.   The 21-year-old BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance student at Taylor’s University has been arting since she was eight-years-old but only discovered her talent in circular doodles last year. “I had trouble sleeping during a stressful period of my life when I was 19 and I would always be worrying about things,” Tashfia begins in our email conversation. After moving back to Bangladesh to pursue her A’levels Tashfia found it extremely difficult to settle down and get used to the big change, let alone find an art...

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Taking up the Inktober challenge? Here are 5 useful tips from M’sian artists

Artwork by Superdoofus With October upon us in a couple of days time, that means only one thing and one thing only; Inktober! Created in 2009, Inktober is a 31-day challenge started off by artist Jake Parker to push artists and doodlers to create artworks via ink drawings for an entire month. Typically, Jake provides daily prompts for all 31 days. Here’s 2017’s: But ofcourse, these prompts are not necessary to follow and we’ve seen many artists in the past who turned the challenge into a personal one with some even having their own themes. And yes, there have been...

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Malaysian film composer releases tribute album to famous astronomers!

Onn San and the amazing artistes behind Epomania II Time & Space. Image credit Rhysher Park Who wouldn’t know Onn San right? For folks who were moved by the 2016 Malaysian sports film Ola Bola would remember the award winning composer’s emotionally stimulating score which made the film even more magical. If Hollywood has the stellar Hans Zimmer and Bollywood the enigmatic AR Rahman, Malaysia has Onn San who has all the makings to become a globally acclaimed film composer. Don’t believe us? Just give this track a listen! Einstein is a track from Onn San’s latest album, Epomania II...

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Forget about nationalistic songs, these are the Merdeka music to listen to

Every year on August 31, as Malaysians celebrate the country’s independence, more often than not they’re served with the same old stale platter of nationalistic music. The words, “perpaduan”, “kebangsaan” and at times, “cinta” is thrown in to produce at times cringe-worthy music. Thankfully, many local music lovers are not left disappointed as several of our own Malaysian musicians churn out to give their own perspective on what the word “Merdeka” means through their music. We’ve decided to create a list and here it is! Jiwa | Soul by Pulse Soundworks Featuring 14 talented Malaysian singers the likes of Nigesh...

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february, 2018

9jan - 11febjan 99:00 amfeb 11International Conference of Performing and Visual Arts 2018

1feb - 38:30 pmfeb 3- 8:30 pmMak Yong Titis Sakti

1feb - 48:30 pmfeb 4- 3:00 pmThe Bee by Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan

4feb3:00 pm- 5:30 pmMak Yong Titis Sakti

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