Creative expression is the theme of the week, as we explore art through forms on photography, music, and comedy. Starting with some laughs to lift your spirit, is Dr Jason Leong (whom by the way, was a real doctor) with his latest comedy show in Kuala Lumpur. Rise at Dawn is a yoga-dance party that might work even better than coffee, and then, get inspired at Membawang, a show of photographs by photographer John Kam featuring some familiar faces.
Gentle Rice Journal collaborates with local photographer John Kam to deliver the most buzzed-about exhibition right now. It’s called ‘Membawang’, referring to the Malay term of village women gathering to create a wedding feast for the entire ‘kampung’. Kam has selected faces from different walks of Malaysian life and through a series of photographs that play on warm tones and earthy hues, showcases pure kinship.
Fuad of Malaysian rock band Kyoto Protocol, songstress Bihzhu and singer-songwriter Nick Davis are bringing the house down with the help of the Klpac Symphonic Band, YCA Chorus and a 4-piece band. That’s some 60 musicians on stage! The programme is curated by director Ian Chow and include covers of bands like Coldplay, U2, Metallica and The Carpenters. The shows start at 8.30pm daily and only at 3pm on Sunday, 23 June.
Note: Shows on 20 and 22 June are private shows.
Yoga, dance, meditate, and party. Rise at dawn with yogi teacher Claudia Gallo, then dance it out on the dance floor with DJ JonnyVicious. Come dressed in vibrant, loud workout clothes, bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. But first, let organisers know you’re interested, and send your full name and bank confirmation to slip to firstname.lastname@example.org once you’ve made payment to secure your spot.
This doctor-turned-comedian was the first Malaysian to win at the International Hong Kong Comedy Competition in 2013, as well as the Malaysian to perform full professional sets at Laugh Factory in Hollywood and the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Just last year, Leong’s ‘Ambitious’ comedy tour travelled even to India, Manila and Hong Kong. Needless to say, he’s good. Catch him live as he performs his next show, ‘Harmful if Swallowed’.