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Monday June 26, 2006
TIME FOR SONG
Despite only making the headlines recently, this annual celebration of Malaysian singer-songwriters on stage and in seminar rooms is vital in giving a voice to the independent music community and furthering its cause into the mainstream.
It might have had a low-key start last year, but the upcoming KL Sing Song 2006, presented by Troubadours Enterprise, with support from Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage and KL Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) is big news for the singer songwriter circuit.
It isn’t exactly Rock The World in size nor will it pack out stadiums, but the pro-active momentum and music spread from this vibrant singer songwriter scene is anything but dull. From folk, pop, rock, indie, piano-pop and jazz, the list of styles is healthy.
This home-grown singer-songwriter event features 12 top-drawer names across the workshop, seminar and stage schedules.
Names tapped for the fest are rather impressive and they include Shanon Shah (best male vocalist, AIM 2006), Meor, Pete Teo, Shelley Leong, Pak Pandir (winner of Juara Lagu, Irama Malaysia 1992), Mia Palencia, Mei Chern, Reza Salleh (founder of Moonshine concert series), Fathulistiwa Soundscapes, Broken Scar, Ariff Akhir and Rhapsody.
Two full gigs at KLPac’s Pentas 2, in Sentul West, KL, on July 14 and 15 are the highlights of the fest.
For the list of workshop, browse (klsingsong.blogspot.com). Ticketing details at (www.klpac.com).