Every once in two months, the Pari-Pari (or fairies as you would say) come out to play at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). Many of them are writers, poets, singers, musicians, artists, illustrators, and yes, even curious people like you.
The Council of Fairies has decided to hold the following gathering of fairies at klpac on 21 April at 6pm!
Executive Producer | Dato’ Faridah Merican
Artistic Director | Joe Hasham OAM
Producer & Curator | Sukhbir Cheema
Host | Omar Ali
Senior Production Manager | Gan Eng Cheng
Production Manager | Soo Choy Wah
Assistant Production Manager | Olivia Saw & Benedict Chin
Featuring | In Order of Appearance
Vinci is a Malaysia based aspiring singer and actress who’s deeply passionate about theater arts, singing and acting. Hence, “Harder Than This – The Musical” will be her theatrical debut. Vinci plays the cello and piano and has performed with a few orchestra bands in Malaysia. Music has always been her passion since young. Besides being actively involved in arts and literature, Vinci is also an accounting graduate and now heading the Finance Department in a well-established travel agency in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ashlyn Harris is an aspiring actress and theatre performer. A Malaysian born, raised in The United Kingdom. Having grown up both in Asia and Europe, she develops her love in learning about arts and culture at a very young age. Throughout her life, Ashlyn has always been fascinated by how the world is represented through the eyes of others. Ashlyn has been actively involved in a number of theatre plays in The UK since 2012. Her latest performances were as Clover in “Animal Farm The Musical” by Emjay Production and understudy for Nessarose in “Wicked”.
Michelle Tan is a corporate professional by day and an actor, playwright and director by night. Though her footprints in the Malaysian theater industry is a young one by comparison, the play she wrote for Short and Sweet bagged five awards including Audience Choice Award. Her true love has always been the love for writing and would love for an opportunity to showcase it whenever, wherever. She’s the co-Founder of I’M Entertainment and is excited what the future would bring. She also believes that she is #forever21 and will continue denying her true age until the end of time.
Zhafir is a spoken word poet who is running out of places to perform because he prefers not to perform on the same stage.
E-Ling (E0) is an artist known for her ability to emote beatboxing as a form of expression. She has collaborated with bands all over Singapore and was a part of MAS1A’s crew in the Aus tour. Together with Z Loco, her groovy beatboxing is guaranteed to make you get off your seat and dance!
Z-Loco can be always found freestyling and writing his raps on the streets. Always known for his straight to the point rap technique and freestyle, it has earned him the monocle Z Loco. Having started from the rap battle scene, he has gone into teaching and performing beatboxing for The Lost Hat. A constant freestyle artiste and entertainer, he is known for his ability to create a song from scratch with an aid of any melody or beat. With various influences, he is known to captivate and pull the audience in with his wordplay and his high energy performances. Z Loco is also known as a mentor to some of the top beatboxers in Singapore.
Khor Hui Min is a writer, content creator, blogger, poet, face painter, potter and photographer. In mid-August last year, she decided to take the leap and become self-employed. 8 months later, she is enjoying her new life as a writer and content creator, and she writes mainly for business websites, magazines and conference show dailies. She is also a Shutterstock and 123RF contributor.
Sumitra Selvaraj has spent the last 18 years immersed in Communication; first as a news anchor and producer of current affairs programmes and then later as a Senior Account Director with a global Public Relations firm. Most recently, she spent 3 years at the helm of an English language talk show that aired ever week day in Malaysia and Singapore. She began writing creative fiction in 2016; her short stories have been published in local anthologies and she won the 2018 Short Story Prize at the Asian Women Writers Festival in Singapore. Sumitra is also known as @sareesandstories on Instagram.
Richard Sykes is a multi-instrumentalist within the Irish and English tradition music scene. Grew up within a large musical family and lived within the vibrant Irish and English traditional music scene of Manchester, England. He is a frequent visitor to sessions in Dingle, Ireland, and has played concerts and festivals across U.K. and Europe.
Sherly Chan‘s first encounter with irish music was through the Corrs in the 90s and Riverdance in her childhood. She has since learned the irish whistle. flute and concertina, as well as participated in sessions gigs and around KL. In 2015, she attended the Wille Clancy irish music summer school in Ireland.
Date & Time | 21st April 2018 @ 6pm
Venue | Outdoors at klpac
If you’re free, feel free to come make yourself free at PARI PARI DI klpac. Entry is free.
Psst!! If you are a fairy who writes short stories, poems, makes music, beats a drum, does miming, belly dancing (that’ll be swell), fire ball juggling, disappearing, plucking a bunny out of a hat, making an elephant disappear, making the klpac security guard who guards Sentul Park disappear.. well, you get the drift. Drop firstname.lastname@example.org an e-mail.