By Norain F.

Oral Fixation is back again this June with Muhammad Zhafir as the featured act. Oral Fixation is a monthly platform for new poets and veterans alike to perform spoken word pieces or other forms of poetry. Performances are not only restricted to spoken word as poetry recitals and monologues from plays are also eligible.

This June, Oral Fixation will be featuring Muhammad Zhafir, a rap-influenced spoken word poet who incorporates elements of hip hop influence in his storytelling. His style of lyricism focuses on wordplay and rhyme structure. He has performed his work on stages around Kuala Lumpur such as Cooler Lumpur Fest, If Walls Could Talk, TEDxINTI SUBANG, Arts for Grabs and Festival Boco Puisi in Ipoh. He’s slowly becoming an uprising voice in the local spoken word poetry scene, having been featured alongside acts such as national laureate A. Samad Said and artists like Altimet. He draws inspirations from his life story and his own experiences and is known for his uniqueness. Muhammad Zhafir has left his impact in both the local poetry and hip hop scene, placing 3rd in Slamokrasi and reaching the last 8 of Red Bull Blend 2017.

You can watch videos of his work here:

Muhammad Zhafir – Introduction

Lazada Malaysia

Muhammad Zhafir – Ted Talk

Lazada Indonesia

There are still slots available for the upcoming show at InTun Nation (TTDI) next Thursday so if you’re interested to be a part of Oral Fixation, here’s where you can sign up. 

The Level MY has also worked in collaboration with Oral Fixation in the past, featuring Jamal Raslan, which was Oral Fixation’s April featured act. Check out this stunning ‘dwi-bahasa’ piece titled: ‘Motorcycle Diaries’: 

Jamal Raslan lays down some unspoken truth about the REMPITS in this stunning original piece, 'Motorcycle Diaries'. Let us know what you think about it.Oral Fixation: Facebook.com/oralfixationswJamal Raslan:Twitter.com/jamalraslanSoundcould.com/jamal-raslan

Posted by The Level MY on 16hb Mei 2018

The details to the upcoming Oral Fixation are as follows:

Tickets: RM15 (at the door)

Time: 8:30 pm

Location: InTun Nation

147A, Jalan Aminuddin Baki, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail,

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Second Floor, above the Mamak)

OR simply search for “InTunNation” on Waze

You may contact them at: oralfixationsw@gmail.com for further information.

Or visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oralfixationsw/