Troubadours / Open Doors
Come 26 February, KLPac & Troubadours Enterprise will be launching Troubadours / Open Doors, an all-new monthly series of live performances.
For those who are unfamiliar with Troubadours, it is a regular music event held around the Klang Valley since April 2005. Helming this enterprise are singer songwriters Azmyl Yunor, Tan Sei Hon and Jerome Kugan who organise Troubadours as a showcase for local talents performing original music. Troubadours nights are intimate and friendly, and attended by a diverse group of musicians and music-lovers.
With this new collaboration, the core objective remains the same – to feature talented Malaysians who write and perform original material, solo or in a band. However, this series is partly driven towards introducing new musicians to the local scene. It serves as a much-needed platform for such musicians to showcase their work.
To kickstart Troubadours / Open Doors, an exciting line-up of old and new names on the local circuit promises a refreshing fusion of original music. Featured musicians include Azmyl Yunor, Broken Scar, Ian Chow and Da Praise Project. Exclusive to the launch will also be an independent short film screening prior to the performances, featuring the works of James Lee, Tan Chui Mui and Azharr Rudin.
Troubadours / Open Doors series will take place on the third Sunday of each month at KLPac.
Those interested to showcase their music, please email your biodata and song lyrics to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Status : Active
Category : Concert
Duration : 26 February 2006
Venue : Pentas 2
Price : RM10
Presenter : KLPac & Troubadours Enterprise
Check out this article that came out in The Star
Friday February 24, 2006
In its first step to bridge the divide between local indie musicians and filmmakers, Troubadours Enterprise and the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac), are launching a new series, which will feature live performances and film screenings every third Sunday of the month. The show’s debut, entitled Troubadours/Open Doors, kicks off this Sunday from 3pm to 6pm, at KLPac.
It is set to feature four live performances by Azmyl Yunor, Broken Scar, Ian Chow and Da Praise Project and three short films by James Lee (Survivor), Tan Chui Mui (Esperando Por Felicidad) and Azharr Rudin’s Dancing Kites.
“We’re going to have a short film followed by a live performance for the show this Sunday,” said Azmyl in a telephone interview. He is also part of the Troubadours Enterprise alongside Jerome Kugan and Tan Sei Hon.
Azmyl, who has been performing under the Troubadours banner around the Klang Valley since last year, is, as the banner suggests, a one-man-and-his-guitar act that is heavily influenced by folk and country music.
“At the moment, the music performances feature musicians with a minimal setting. If the response is great, then we will include full bands in the future,” said Azmyl, who will be lining out his acoustic guitar to the PA system for this Sunday’s show.
Azmyl, however, prefers a “moderate” sized venue for the show.
“We will be playing at (KLPac’s) Pentas 2, which is very intimate, and is only slightly bigger than La Bodega (where the Troubadours perform once a month).
“I prefer a moderate-sized venue myself, with the kind of performances under Troubadours, it’s better to be close to the audience,” he said.
Azmyl, who recorded and released an EP – Tenets – in 2005 will be singing some new songs for the show.
“I will be playing a new song, Anak Dara, for the show. I’ve got a bunch of new songs but I’m still recording a new album that should be ready by the end of the year,” said the 29-year-old.
So if you want to experience what’s new and what’s happening in the local independent music and film scene, then just make your way to KLPac on Feb 26 and catch the action.