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Watch the reimagined folktale of Sang Kancil at the premiere of How Beruang Lost His Tail, directed by Lim Kien Lee. Music Press Asia
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Malaysia Tourism Ministry Launched First Virtual Festival

Though live events have been authorized since July, the performing arts sector is still hustling to recover as theatregoers all over South Asia are still taking a breather from buying tickets to attend live event.Partnering with Masakini Theatre, Sutra Foundation and Surprise Venture, Gerak Angin is Malaysia’s first virtual arts festival. What’s most striking about the music industry right this moment, particularly in live entertainment, definitely isn’t about when or how live venue will reopen again. But how entertainment can enter the living rooms of live in quarantines and lockdowns.…

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Lalgudi Trust celebrates Indian icon's 90th birth anniversary. Image courtesy of Milap Production. Music Press Asia
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Milap, Lalgudi Trust Celebrate India’s Hindustani & Carnatic Icon

Maestro musician Lalgudi G Jayaraman is one of India’s most recent classical music contributor. A trailblazing performer, composer and teacher, Lalgudi has left behind an incredible body of compositions and a host of distinguished artists that he mentored over the years. And on 17 September 2020, Lalgudi G Jayaraman would have been 90 years old. As part of the Sri…

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Judi Dench's Wild Borneo Adventure is now playing on National Geographic Discovery Asia's channel on Astro. Photo credit: ITV. Music Press Asia
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Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure

“It’s not often that this happens, that you walk along a corridor and a small, three-year old orangutan walks around the corner towards you. Such a great sight. Yet another experience in this amazing time which I will never forget.” “I’ve learnt how vulnerable this wonderful place is and what we need to do to save it. This journey has…

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Take a virtual tour of Saul Peter's exhibition, "Crime and Punishment," on website newmuseum.org. Music Press Asia
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“Peter Saul”: The rudest painting show of year 2020

Fueled with contrasting influences from MAD magazine comics to Surrealist fantasies and American social realist painting from the 1930, Peter Saul’s latest exhibition (at the New Museum, New York) brings together approximately 60 paintings dated as early as 1960s. Saul’s caricature style — harshly grotesque, oftentimes with deformed figures participated in violence, animated version from Trump to historical events such…

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Pop Classical at its finest in 2020 - Yuja Wang, the sensation. Music Press Asia
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Playlist of the Week: A Classical Moment with Yuja Wang

World’s most famous classical pianist today — Yuja Wang — is literally, our most hyped artists in the classical music section. Jetlining from France to Venezuala, this youthful pianist has sky as the limit. Bracing sold out venues all over Europe and China since 2010, she now calls New York her home. Having been raised in a Chinese family: father,…

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Midem collaborates with Nyege Nyege 2020. Music Press Asia.
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Midem Announces Spotlight On East Africa Collaborates With Nyege Nyege 2020

Ahead of a ground breaking 2020 digital edition to Uganda’s Nyege Nyege music festival, Midem and Nyege Nyege announce an industry focused component to the festival, bringing global players from the music industry to meet their East African counterparts and gain insight into one of the most exciting music markets in the world right now. This “Spotlight on East Africa” event will…

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Hael Husaini collaborates with MFMF releases latest single 'Bujang'. Music Press Asia.
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Malaysian Singer Songwriter Hael Husaini Releases New Single

Anugerah Juara Lagu [AJL] award winner Hal Husaini Razmi or more popularly known as Hael Husaini has recently released latest single — ‘Bujang’– which means singlehood. A song written in collaboration with alternative pop collective MFMF, it follows musical style of the West of the 80s and claimed to be a hit just like his other creative pieces. According to…

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All That Matters launch first online conference in September 2020. Image courtesy of Branded. Music Press Asia.
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All That Matters To Launch First Online Conference

Amidst the pandemic, All That Matters is going ahead with their music and entertainment industry conference timeline launching their first conference online from 14-18 September, 2020. Its recent announcement made a confident pledge that it ‘is not just another webinar’. Promising, even, creative engagement with kids (while parents work from home and online). With celebrity speaker including Edison Chen. Adding…

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The music of film 'Lessons from Jeju' is produced by Gregory Johnson from AcousticLabs. Music Press Asia.ures. Music Press Asia
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AcousticLabs Produced ‘Lessons from Jeju’ by Patagonia Films

Patagonia Films has recently released its latest short film ‘Lessons from Jeju’. The film centred around a group of freediving and fishing women called the haenyeo. And sees host and professional freediving and environmental activist, Kimi Werner, joins these islanders of Jeju in South Korea whose activities continue to forge its coastal seafood economy today. Accompanied with music produced by…

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Pamungkas was a member of Potenzia before launching a solo career in 2018. Music Press Asia.
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Indonesian Singer Songwriter Pamungkas Released Latest Album ‘Solipsism’

Within the last three years, electronic pop artist Rizky Pamungkas has rather quietly and confidently mustered quite a number of listeners. Having only released the album ‘The End of Flying Solo Era’ last month with The PeoplePeople, a pseudonym which he uses with much deceptive naivete. And as impressively duplicitous as it may sound – in a very good way…

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