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6th MAPFest 2014 – day 2

Today is the second day of the 6th MAPFest. Reading the program booklet, there are lots of amazing performances arranged for today which I would not want to miss it even though it was a busy Saturday.

I was one of the groomsmen for a good friend’s wedding this morning. After his wedding at about noon, immediately I headed to one of the station of the MAPFest, St. Paul’s Hill. Yeay! This time the battery of my camera was fully charged.

It’s school holiday this month so it wasn’t surprise to see so many people up the hill. The St. Paul’s Church was packed with locals and tourists admiring this historic church and enjoying themselves with the special programs of the festival. So did I.

When I arrived at the venue, an improvised sound and voice performance called ‘Towards A New Moon’ by Domenico De Clario and various artists was about to start. A number of items were ready at the site and artists used those items to create sound, songs of stories.

During the play of ‘Pontianak’ the crowd didn’t expect a sudden down pour from a hot sunny weather. Even though it rained for a short time, it couldn’t kill the spirit of the ‘pontianak’. They kept going with their professional performance expressing the mean of sexual norms and sensibilities especially for woman in different culture, through the stories of how and why each of the turned into pontianak.

There were other stunning performances going on however I had to leave to get ready for an appointment and covering a wedding reception in the evening. As I walked to where I parked my car near Stadthuys, then I noticed there were other installation including one near the Cendol place at the Melaka River side and performances going on at the other sites. It is best to spend a half day walking from site to site and try to cover and explore as many performances as possible. It will keep you surprised, that’s what I will do for tomorrow, the last day of the 6th MAPFest.

So the Cerita Pendek 2 will begin shortly as I writing this. As soon this evening. It’s raining heavily now and hope that the weather turn well so that the show can carry on.

Here are some shots taken today. Please join and support the MAPFest tomorrow, or else it will be another year of wait. 🙂

May all bEE happy!

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‘Towards A New Moon’ by Domenico De Clario and various artists

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the ‘Pontianak’

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umbrellas for the ‘Pontianak’ show

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Meredith Elton

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installation at the riverside of Melaka River

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#MelakaArtandPerformanceFestival #MAPFest #MAPFest2014 #MAPFest6

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6th MAPFest 2014 is back in Melaka – Cerita Pendek 1

When the walls of St. Paul’s Church of Melaka are illuminated on the evening during this period of the year, Melaka Art & Performance Festival (MAPFest) is returning to town. One of the the program, Cerita Pendek is held on the first and second evening of the three-day festival on the hill of St. Paul’s Church.

I wouldn’t want to miss this one of the greatest events held in Melaka in which many international artists from over ten countries are here to perform in this little world heritage town. So after a portrait session in the afternoon, I managed to rush to the venue for the evening’s program, Cerita Pendek and captured some shots before the battery of camera ran dead 15 minutes after the show began.

Without having to shoot, I relaxed and enjoyed the whole evening of two hours of great dances, song and sound, performing arts and choreography. A big thanks to the wonderful evening to the organizing committees, helpers and artists from over the world for making it happen this evening.

Tomorrow will be the another session of Cerita Pendek in evening by the other artists, and do not miss the other programs in the morning and afternoon. A full program booklet can be obtained here. Fellow Malaccans and guests to Melaka, hope to see you tomorrow and Sunday.

Here are some flashback of 2012’s MAPFest. May all bEE happy. 🙂

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first performance of the evening by Meredith Elton

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‘dead body’ of Alan Schacher on his performance, I could still remember his fantastic performance with Wei-Zen Ho on MAPFest 2012

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the artists of the evening’s performing arts saying good night to the audiences 🙂

#MelakaArtandPerformanceFestival #MAPFest #MAPFest2014 #MAPFest6

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周金亮与林文荪的《听梦飞翔》的马六甲音乐分享会

周金亮与林文荪的《听梦飞翔》音乐分享会

周金亮与林文荪的《听梦飞翔》音乐分享会

小时候,有个很熟悉的名字–周金亮。在90年代,cafe不多,其中是海螺民歌餐厅。而喜欢泡在海螺,听听吉他演奏的自创歌曲的朋友,相信都很熟悉周金亮这位音乐人的名字。

上个月,看见了一位朋友,Jasond在面书分享一个音乐分享会–周金亮与林文荪的《听梦飞翔》,就在马六甲沂水阁沉香书艺廊。 刚好那一天得空,便出席了。

当到了沂水阁,看见了Jasond和几位朋友在大厅聊天,其中一位就是周金亮前辈。当时没认出,因为印象中他是长发披肩的,象rocker一样。直到音乐会开始了,才认出他。这时,他已经是梳理整齐的短发,满头银发,经历了多少岁月,人也爽朗成熟了。

开场,他独自一人,和大家近距离的聊天,分享自己的经历和音乐心得,再用歌曲自弹自唱和大家以音乐对话。唱了一些老歌如罗大佑的《东方之珠》,John Denver的《Today》,大家也朗朗的跟着哼,很是享受。

到了中场,周前辈介绍另外一位歌手–林文荪。对这个名字,这位年轻的女生,还是比较陌生。但从她从观众席走了出来,再清唱一段民族歌谣《青藏高原》,大家才被她的嗓子给震撼了。

她接着唱了大家都会,也跟着哼唱的《我是一只小小鸟》,周前辈在傍伴弹。然后唱了由傅承得前辈的诗,周前辈作曲的《一颗种籽》,一首意义非凡的歌曲,让我们要爱惜自己的母语,也要记得曾经为华教奋斗人士的精神,明白前人种树后人乘凉,所以更要珍惜华教和将华文发扬光大。

重头戏当然是周前辈创作的林文荪首张EP《农夫》。林文荪遇到了伯乐,EP里边的歌曲都是周前辈为林文荪的音色和唱风所量身定作的。当晚他们呈献了EP里边的歌曲,包括主打歌《农夫》,曲风有点古典很是独特。

唱到了尾声,大家都很享受怀念的歌曲,和林文荪的歌声和他们来了的新创作。听到了这么好听的EP专辑,当然也支持了!听听这支在适耕庄由导演Dick Chua(一位很欣赏的大马导演)拍摄的《农夫》MV:

http://www.listentosuen.com/nongfu/

谢谢Jasond和沂水阁所举办这次的音乐分享会,和周金亮与林文荪这对亦师亦友带来的好听歌曲和音乐的心路历程。希望大家喜欢这张EP专辑,有兴趣购买的朋友,可以到位于马六甲荷兰街12号的沂水阁购买。

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<简单玩 。玩简单 Just Play> in Melaka

<简单玩 。玩简单 Just Play> in Melaka at Voyage Travellers Lounge

<简单玩 。玩简单 Just Play> in Melaka at Voyage Travellers Lounge

Went to a very nice music concert <简单玩 。玩简单 Just Play> featuring Ika & Aki Huang, Platform 11, Tangerine Wong and Anna Chong, happened to be in Melaka at Voyage Travellers Lounge early this month.

Simple setup in the lounge which closed for business. Instead of sitting on chairs or standing, tables and chairs were removed from the lounge and guests were encouraged to wear casually, especially with shorts, any kind of shorts as theme, and sitting on the floor.

So before the show started, 988’s DJ, PM shared his story with the guests to get everyone warmed up. Then things got started with Aki’s voice cheering up the night, followed by the rest of the vocals and bands.

It all ended at about 1:00am in the morning. The artists put on a great show and really connected with the guests, songs were sung with a load of feeling and passion.

They will keep going and tour around Malaysia and Singapore for performance. Just an update, the ticket for their next stop in KL on 30th August are sold out. Only two stops available now which are Kluang, Johor on our Merdeka Day and Singapore on the 1st of September.

Support our local artists and please drop by the tour’s facebook page for more information.
https://www.facebook.com/jiandanwan/

May all beings bEE happy. Have lovely week ahead 🙂

988 DJ, PM (彪民) sharing his story of life

988 DJ, PM (彪民) sharing his story of life

Night cheering up by our Malaccan artist, Aki (in the middle)

Night cheering up by our Malaccan artist, Aki (in the middle)

lovely voice from Tangerine Wong (王蓝茵)

lovely voice from Tangerine Wong (王蓝茵)

just love Keith's voice and the band Platform Eleven (十一号月台)'s play

just love Keith’s voice and the band Platform Eleven (十一号月台)’s play

Anna Chong (莊启馨) singing with deep emotion

Anna Chong (莊启馨) singing with deep emotion

the artists having so much fun

the artists having so much fun

from left: Keith, Chow-Gui, Aki, Anna, Tangerine

from left: Keith, Chow-Gui, Aki, Anna, Tangerine

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培风百年校庆-百年鹏飞诗歌舞剧 Pay Fong High School 100 years anniversary performance

培风百年校庆-百年鹏飞诗歌舞剧 Pay Fong 100 years anniversary performance

培风百年校庆-百年鹏飞诗歌舞剧 Pay Fong 100 years anniversary performance

Pay Fong High School, founded in 1913 and being the only Chinese Independent School in my hometown Melaka was celebrating celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. I was invited by my friend Chow-Gui, the teacher of Pay Fong String Orchestra to observe the night celebration at its hall.

It was great to be there and photographed the performance. Congratulation to Pay Fong High School.

May all bEEings be happy.

覆杯水于坳堂之上,则芥为之舟,置杯焉则胶,水浅而舟大也。风之积也不厚,则其负大翼也无力。故九万里,则风斯在下矣,而后乃今培风;背负青天,而莫之夭阏者,而后乃今将图南。

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马六甲培风中学校庆舞蹈

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培风中学廿四节令鼓

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马六甲培风中学弦乐团

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