Category: Event Reviews

14th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards

By Muhammad Nabil It has only the halfway point of 2017, but plenty of changes have happened across the music and arts scene here in Malaysia, and in the center of it all, a massive revamp in the creation of the 14th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards. This year’s iteration of the awards ceremony was held to recognise a higher standard of achievement by setting a new benchmark by increasing scrutiny in judging as well as scorings of entrants. Themed ‘Raising The Bar with Artistic Excellence,’ Caroline Russell, CEO of BOH Plantations states that the time is right for the...

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Urbanscapes 2017: Stars And Rabbit

By Muhammad Nabil Underestimation. That was the lingering thought that kept twisting away at the back of my head while Elda and Adi were performing arguably one of the most surreal sets I have experienced in my life. It amazed me, to see a pair of musicians’ intentions to be so pure and genuine. It radiated everywhere, in their personalities, in their showmanship, and in their music. But why exactly underestimation? Let’s rewind back to before the start of the event. Takahara Suiko aka The Venopian Solitude was the opening act and brought the whole cavalry along with her....

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Thunderstorm: A play by KLPAC

By Muhammad Nabil Truth be told, I was never much of a performing arts buff, having only attended a grand total of 4 plays in my 22 years of existence. Some reasons could be that I wasn’t brought up in that milieu, nor was I particularly interested in acting, even as I was forced by my mother to attend a mini theatre school when I was a child. I never could bring myself to act and channel being another person, probably because in my head was always a conjuncture of two emotions: fear and doubt. Despite all of my...

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Sights And Sounds: The Blancpain GT Series Asia

By Muhammad Nabil Last weekend, I had to cover for my colleague who had to forego going to Sepang to cover the first round of the Blancpain GT Series Asia for a gig down south in Johor Bahru. I’m a serious worker, so when word came to me that I had to go instead, I initially groaned the Saturday through, but I took one for the team and went. I mean, it’s not like me being a car-nut getting to experience the aural and visual pleasures of screaming V10s wailing from the exhausts of 10 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeos...

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REVIEW: Bistro Suka Duka

By Shazwan Zulkiffli The days of fun-sized curated art + music events looked numbered in 2015 – the struggle of breaking even and having a few bucks for a salted caramel latte coming close to breaking even the most stalwart organizers. But word spread that a new squad was in town, and these kids weren’t just the all bark-but-no-bite fuccboi type. Conceive organised a hell of an art gathering – called Bistro Suka Duka that converted a lot of Duka into Suka. Attendees of the first Bistro Suka Duka were full of praise for the event and the acts...

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