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Pangkor Island Festival 邦咯海島節 2023

Oriental Art and Cultural Association

Date2830/09/2023

Time10:00AM


LanguageEnglish, Mandarin

CategoryEvent

TagsFestivals

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Pangkor Island Festival 2023 is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It is a pioneering island-based festival in Malaysia, where community, culture, and art come to play. 

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Thursday

28th

Sep 2023

10:00AM - 10:00PM (GMT+8)

Day 1

Friday

29th

Sep 2023

10:00AM - 10:00PM (GMT+8)

Day 2

Saturday

30th

Sep 2023

10:00AM - 10:00PM (GMT+8)

Day 3

About the Show

Taking place from September 28 to 30, held in community Sungai Pinang Kecil and Sungai Pinang Besar, Pangkor Island.

The programme line-up includes jazz concert, dance & cultural performances, exhibitions and installation art, mobile kitchen, community guided-tour, workshops, sharing sessions and conference by both local and international artists.

With this edition’s theme -- TOGETHERNESS, we invite you to celebrate art, music, food, and ideas with us in this three-day festival. 


3-Day Programme

Date Show
DAY 01
28 September 2023
Opening Jazz Concert: Three’s Company 
by Junji Delfino, WinnieHO, Kirana Kay and WVC Jazz
DAY 02
29 September 2023

Environmental Dance Theatre: Home. Sailing Home
by Macau Ieng Chi Dance Association

* All pass holders are required to complete registration through a Google form, which will be provided upon pass purchase. Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ice Factory Concert    
  • Laguku by Orang Orang Drum Theatre (Malaysia)
  • Wak Long (Malaysia)
  • Avartana (Malaysia)
  • GETDOL Theatre Troupe (Mokpo, South Korea) 
  • Jun Sakima (Okinawa, Japan)
  • Siva9 Band (Taiwan)
  • Kita Art Community (Bali, Indonesia)
DAY 03
30 September 2023
Ice Factory Concert        
  • Wak Long (Malaysia)
  • Avartana (Malaysia)
  • GETDOL Theatre Troupe (Mokpo, South Korea) 
  • Jun Sakima (Okinawa, Japan)
  • Kita Art Community (Bali, Indonesia)

WVC Jazz

Formed in 2006, WVC Jazz are one of Southeast Asia’s leading contemporary jazz bands. The group has toured extensively in the region, recalling the spirit of being on the road – the lifestyle of touring jazz bands of old. The present incarnation of WVC consists of band leader/composer/arranger/music director/pianist Tay Cher Siang, bassist AJ Popshuvit and drummer Adriel Wong, and they’re joined by saxophonist Farid Izwan Muhibbuddin. WVC have released six instrumental albums of original music: WVC TRiO (2008), Eleven (2009), In the Dark, I See Her (2011), Waiting for That Day (2014), Do Not Go Gently (2016) and Give Thy Ear (2018). Their most recent album, Purnama (2021), revisits songs from the era of Malaysian independence and presents them in fresh contemporary arrangements. WVC won three awards at the prestigious BOH Cameronian Arts Awards in 2016 and a further two awards in 2020. The band also appeared briefly in the Hollywood film Crazy Rich Asians.

Junji Delfino

Junji Delfino is a name deeply etched in Malaysian jazz and performing arts circles. Born into a family whose name is synonymous with music in the Philippines, she has become a vocalist of critical and popular renown, developing a sound and a style all her own. A gifted songwriter, lyricist and composer, Junji has released two albums to great popular acclaim: Here I Am (2010) and It’s Christmas Time Again (with David Gomes, 2014). She has appeared at several jazz festivals, including the first edition of KL International Jazz Festival in 2012, with performances in Southeast Asia and the United States. While she is primarily known in the music circuit as a jazz vocalist, Junji’s name has also appeared in credits for a number of theatre, television and film productions, including the worldwide runaway hit Crazy Rich Asians. There couldn’t have been a more organic transition from singer to thespian. After all, for Junji singing is storytelling set to music and she has told a few thousand stories by now.

WinnieHO

With over two decades of professional experience, WinnieHO is a prolific, award-winning singer, producer, music educator and arranger in the audiophile and Chinese jazz scene. Some of her accolades include winner of the Astro Talent Quest and International Chinese Singing Competition, organised by Hong Kong TVB (2000), and Best Vocal Performance Artist PWH Music Award (2018). Her recording portfolio spans eight concept albums, including 2v1g Vol. 1 (2008) and The Jazzy Sounds of Teresa Teng (2012). She has released two self-produced solo albums: Chapter 01. Finally and Chapter 02. He Yun Ni. Winnie’s other primary role is as a lead vocalist with The Shang Sisters, for whom she is responsible for repertoire curation, vocal arrangements and album production.

Kirana Kay

Kirana Kay is a well-regarded vocalist who performs songs across a spectrum of styles: jazz, pop rock, traditional Malay, RnB and soul – a gifted singer with a wide repertoire. Her major influences include Zainal Abidin, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Kurt Elling, Mel Torme, Miles Davis and Tom Jobim – each has inspired her to become a versatile vocalist with her own twist of improvisation. Kirana’s recent live appearances include the Malaysian Piano Jazz Festival, Simply Jazz by Tinbox in Singapore, and the Bono Jazz Festival in Indonesia.

Orang Orang Drum Theatre

Since its establishment in 2013, Orang Orang Drum Theatre’s core members Boyz Chew, Zyee Leow, and Damien Leow have been dancing between music, dance, and theatre, looking for a platform of expression for drum theatre. Bringing a team with them, they participated in the international music festivals such as Sziget Festival 2019, WOMADELAIDE 2020, Venice Theatre Arts Festival, Venice Open Stage, Belgium and Germany Dance Festival Danse en Ville. In recent years, they have brought their troupe to tour at many cultural and dance arts festivals in Europe, such as in France, Hungary and Serbia. Through interactions with traditional cultures, they create and play between tradition and contemporary. 

Wak Long Music & Art Center (Malaysia)

Wak Long Music & Art Center was established in 2000 to promote Traditional Music such as Gamelan Music, Wayang Kulit Music, Native/Traditional Music, Barat Dikir, MakYung, Traditional Dance, Malaysian One Dance, Interactive Dance, Drum Symphony, Malay Drum and much more. Apart from that, Wak Long Music & Art Center also provides craft workshop such as Wayang Kulit workshop and Wau Bulan workshop.

Avartana (Malaysia)

"Avartana” is an innovative and soul-stirring Indian classical fusion band that blends the ancient traditions of Indian classical music with contemporary elements, creating an enchanting musical experience like no other. Founded in 2019, Avartana comprises a group of exceptionally talented musicians, each are masters on their own right, the band weaves together the rhythms and melodies of Hindustani and Carnatic classical music with a modern touch. They’re are Penang based band and have actively been performing public events and festivals mostly in northern region.

Ieng Chi Dance Association (Macau, China)

Founded in 1998 as a non-profit organisation, ICDA aims to promote dance and performance art and to accomplish the common purpose of art to unleash the imagination and beauty of contemporary dance. ICDA produces expansive works covering traditional elements of Chinese culture to contemporary concept. In recent years, members of ICDA had been invited to participate in global events such as Edinburgh UK, South Korea, Poland, Cape Verde, Portugal, Beijing and Hong Kong.

GETDOL Theatre Troupe (Mokpo, South Korea)

GETDOL, established in 1981, has held many performances based on traditional Korean culture. We have tried to promote the modernization of Korean traditional culture, and perform various kinds of performing activities, including traditional drama, plays, musical, and nonverbal performances. The GETDOL "Mokpo International Madang Art Festival" is held annually in Mokpo City, Jeollanam-do, Korea. The GETDOL have been selected as the best group of the Korean art community by Korea National Culture and Sports Ministry and Jeollanam-do office, we take pride in oneself a leading team in Korea's performance art circles.
    
Jun Sakima (Okinawa, Japan)

A Japanese musician from Okinawa, Jun Sakima is well versed in Sanshin - a local traditional musical instrument. Jun's father runs a private art museum in Okinawa, both of them have contributed to the art and cultural activities of Okinawa for a long time.

Siva 9 Band (Taiwan)

Lies in the east of Taiwan is Hualien, the city where members of Siva9 Band met, launched their dreams, created and performed their music. Originally formed by the students’ group of the National University of Dong Hwa, they wrote and produced songs that they purely wanted to sing from their hearts. Inspired by interactions and touching moments in life, music they produced is genuine in their style and they hope it would move and resonate with their audience. Their music style and genre are limitless, of which include rock, blues, folk music, light music, harmony, gospel music, ethnic music and more. The name of the band was decided as it is homonymic (in mandarin) to Provincial Highway 9 in eastern Taiwan - the highway deemed by the members as the longest and most scenic route with high mountains and valleys, also with the ocean and the plain which resembles the highs and lows one encounters in life. With the strength from Naga, we shall not forget our purpose of “safeguarding our dreams and never giving up”.

Kita Art Community (Bali, Indonesia)

Kita Art Community is an art community founded by I Ketut Widi Putra in 2006, to create harmony, balance, and prosperity through the preservation of culture, especially Balinese art which is starting to be forgotten in this globalization era.
 

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