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#Fast, Cooler Lumpur Festival of Ideas

Posted on 20 June 2014

Website : Website listings

Southeast Asia’s first festival of ideas, the Cooler Lumpur Festival, returns to Publika this weekend with the theme #Fast. Established in 2013, the festival aims to provide audience members with great discussions and dialogue. If you believe in the power of a good idea, this is the festival for you. This is our selection of events from the festival for you, dear reader: Friday, 20 June #Fast Talks: Opening Keynote – F**** Censorship! by Miguel Syjuco, 830-930pm This years #Fast Talks Lecture series at the Cooler Lumpur Festival will be opened by distinguished Filipino writer Miguel Syjuco who represents the bright future of Asian literary talent. Beginning a series of lectures by distinguished guests, with the ever present and timely topic of censorship and…

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KL International Jazz & Arts Festival 2014

Posted on 2 May 2014

KL Intl Jazz : Website

Date : 17–18 May 2014

YouTube : select 2013 performances

Venue : University of Malaya

The KL International Jazz & Arts Festival returns this year with yet another noteworthy lineup — expect performances by acclaimed international jazz stars and the best local talents. The highlight of the festival will be pianist/vocalist Diane Schuur, a longtime disciple of Dinah Washington and other legendary jazz singers of the ’40s and ’50s. Schuur has racked up two Grammy awards and three Grammy nominations in a recording career spanning nearly three decades. Also of note amongst the international artists are critically-acclaimed jazz pianist Keiko Matsui, and Grammy-nominated recording artist John Beasley. Malaysian artists performing include Jordan Rivers Band, Rachel Guerzo and Bassment Syndicate.

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Posted on 5 December 2012

There is no embarrassment in admitting that two weeks later, you’re still recovering from Urbanscapes. After all, if the music festival scene is one that is still blossoming steadily into the Klang Valley landscape, then Urbanscapes is a jungle that has long taken root. It’s the weekend festival for all things creative, where practically the whole city shows up, rain or shine. Although the stage lineup might be what first gets everyone talking about the 10th Urbanscapes, it is only at Padang Astaka that the complete outdoorsy symphony reveals itself: poetry, design, food, arts, fashion, and consumerism — all demanding your attention. The weekend is quite a summary of what the folks of Klang Valley are up to and into these days. Headliners:  Sigur…

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