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[Music Press Asia] Crowd at Good Vibes. Photo courtesy of Good Vibes/All Is Amazing
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Malaysia’s Top Acts At Good Vibes 2019

When the music festival released its full line-up for 2019, we decided that it was time to take things into our own hands. As the line-up became overwhelmingly sophisticated each year, we knew that backup was needed. Good Vibes has been the epicentre of the festival scene in Malaysia over a number of years. And as many Malaysians were about to debut their very first performance at Good Vibes, Music Press Asia concluded that it was an opportunity too grand to miss, quickly formed a judging panel consisting of six…

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[Music Press Asia: WILD Digital is back in SE Asia, this time in Kuala Lumpur]
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WILD Digital SE Asia Returns For The 5th Edition

Equipped with the motto of “Advancing SEA’s Billion Dollar Ideas”, WILD Digital return for the fifth year running, a highly successful tech conference organised by the Catcha Group. First launched in 2015, WILD Digital has since grown into the region’s premier conference for internet leaders within the digital ecosystem. This year, the conference is happening from July 3-4 at Le…

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Music Press Asia: Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4. Why we can't do without Randy Newman?
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What Is There Not To Like About Toy Story 4?

It would be hard to imagine another Toy Story production without Randy Newman. Having watched “Inside Out” and “Up”, I began to loath excitingly about the latest release of Toy Story. Loath may even sound too modest a word to describe because of the nature of all Pixar’s film: they remind us all of the child in us and that…

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Big Little Lies Season 2 returns to HBO
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Big Little Lies: How A Star-Studded Cast and Moody Monterey Soundtrack Tackled Issue Of Domestic Violence & Its Aftermath

– Big Little Lies season 2 premiere episode featured songs including Joan Jett’s ‘Bad Reputation’ and Diana Ross’ ‘It’s My House’ – Michael Kiwanuka’s Cold Little Heart hit 60 million views on YouTube The Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning HBO series, Big Little Lies, returned to TV screens with season 2 this June, showcasing new cast Meryl Streep on top a…

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Music Press Asia: Tengku Irfan performs Ravel and Schumann with Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.
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TENGKU IRFAN MALAYSIA CONDUCTOR PLAYS RAVEL

Praised by The New York Times as “eminently cultured” and possessing “sheer incisiveness and power”, Malaysia conductor, composer and pianist Tengku Irfan makes routine appearance at Malaysian Philharmonia Orchestra. Irfan is no longer a ‘foreigner’ to what we’d deeply feel about young graduates, out in the world and pushing to make a name for themselves. The multiple international award recipient,…

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Let's Walk is a public participatory performance by Amanda Heng. Image courtesy of Amanda Heng.
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Singapore Biennale To Host Over 70 Artists Worldwide

The Singapore Biennale 2019, an affiliate of the Singapore Bicentennial, has recently announced its very first artist roster by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). Title Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction, the visual art exhibitions is a highly anticipated four-month long international contemporary art exhibition scheduled to take place from 22 November 2019 to 22 March 2020.…

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Nabowa
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Instrumental ‘Dusk’ Defies The Vocal-Less Rock World

If you think that evolving to become an instrumental rock band is a rare occurrence. And that keeping it all together may seem improbable and heading for disaster. Then, this story deserves to be told — in all respect, as a successful creative cell and the enduring characters it possess as a rock group, Nabowa seem to have it all.…

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ASEF and CENDANA partner to launch mobility funding guide for Malaysian artists and cultural professional.
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CENDANA And ASEF Partner To Launch Funding Guide

The Mobility Funding Guide for Malaysia (2019 Edition) highlights funding resources of both public and private entities and is part of Asia Europe Foundation’s (ASEF) long-term series of country-specific guides. In March 28, CENDANA (Cultural Economy Development Agency) released the 2019 Guide in partnership with ASEF, a piece of research that details an extensive list of international and local funding…

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Bernice Chauly In BBC Interview: “It’s The Best Time To Be An Artists In Malaysia”

Author Bernice Chauly has finally published a text transcription of the excerpt from an interview with the BBC World Service “The Cultural Frontline”, a programme released right after Malaysia’s election May last year. In a special episode “Truth and Taboo from Malaysia to the Middle East”. The following excerpt, transcribed to text from the BBC programme, is initially published on…

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