Stream time: endangered languages to sape sound worlds

  • Arts
  • Saturday, 06 Nov 2021


Date: Available now

Lari is part of a six episode devised performance series called People Without History, directed by Masakini Theatre Company’s founder Sabera Shaik.

In this online theatre piece, a young girl decides to leave her community for personal reasons and is confronted and intimidated by the community when they find out that she’s leaving. They accuse her of deserting them and all that they stand for.

​​Lari is executed through the folk theatre tradition of “randai” which originates from the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra, Indonesia. It incorporates music, singing, dance, drama and the martial art of silat.

The performance features Az’farr, Afham Zainal Abidin, Malik Taufiq, Ang Li Yi, Joshua Navin Balachandran, Stephen-Megam Varunamegam, Yap Mei Yee, Bahiroh Khoticha Amath and Maisyarah Mazlan.

Lari is part of Yayasan Hasanah’s 2021 Arts For All Seasons (ArtsFAS) series.

AniManGaki is presenting a Genshin Impact (open world, role-playing game) themed competition. Photo: AniManGakiAniManGaki is presenting a Genshin Impact (open world, role-playing game) themed competition. Photo: AniManGaki


Date: Until Nov 12

Are you ready to transform into a computer game character? AniManGaki, a pop culture platform, is presenting a Genshin Impact (open world, role-playing game) themed competition.

Geek up and dress up as your favourite Genshin Impact character in the No Budget Cosplay Competition. Use whatever you can find in your home and fashion a weapon, costume and anything that celebrates this open world game.

From the hellish Abyss Heralds to the beautiful Ningguang, you can choose your dream character.

There is also an art competition, Geek Chef Cooking Competition, a varsity challenge, art marketplace to check out in this online event.

More info here.


Date and Time: Nov 6, 6pm

Persatuan Anak Seni Sape’ Kuching (PUSAK) is organising a virtual concert in collaboration with Majlis Seni Sarawak, Kuching creative arts hub HAUS KCH and the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN).

The online event features ethnic dances, songs, theatrical skits and musical performances by Sarawak’s sape’ legend Mathew Ngau Jau, PUSAK Sape Troupe, Kelab Seni Budaya Pekak Sarawak and the Anak Sape Bungan group.

There will also be performances by Sarawak-based group At Adau and renowned sape player Jerry Kamit.

Pentas Seni PUSAK 2021 will stream for free via PUSAK’s Facebook page.

More info here.


Date and Time: Unlimited

The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is back with its Malaysian Composers series. This time around, the virtual show will take on chamber music, featuring contemporary works by local composers.

The Malaysian Composers Series is done in collaboration with the Malaysian Composers Collective (MCC). Established in 2007, the MCC has been actively promoting Malaysian composers at home and abroad.

The new series, which can be streamed for free on the MPO TV Youtube channel, will be presented in three parts.

In Part 1, which is available now, catch Jessica Cho’s frantic Edge Of Lunacy, Tai Yun Ming’s Frizzy Crystals and Rayner Naili’s Nunuk Ragang (inspired by the legend of a red banyan tree that sheltered the first settlement of people in Sabah).


Date and Time: Unlimited

Kuching-based cultural arts outfit Borneo Bengkel has brought together a group of international musicians and artists to create a ‘Soundbank’ - a digital archive of sounds, images and videos from their respective countries.

This online interactive exhibition explores the theme "Divided by Lockdowns and Borders, Can We Still Connect Digitally Across Oceans Through Sound?" and presents words, songs and photographs from Malaysian, Indonesian and British collaborators.

The featured artists include Sarawakian sape musicians Alena Murang and Ezra Tekola, parap (spontaneous poetic singing) and takna’ (warrior hero tales) practitioner Adrian Jo Milang, Sabahan singer-songwriter Maya Bayu, Indonesian composer Nursalim Yadi Anugerah, Belfast-based multidisciplinary artist Cameron Clarke and Scottish folk singer Kaitlin Ross.

The Soundbank project is part of Borneo Bengkel’s cross-border programme Bor(neo): North + East, which is supported by the British Council’s Connections Through Culture grant programme.

Soundbank can be streamed for free via Borneo Bengkel’s website.

A scene from KLPac's 'Bollywood Dreams'. Photo: KLPacA scene from KLPac's 'Bollywood Dreams'. Photo: KLPac


Date and Time: Until Nov 7

Keep the light on this Deepavali with the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s (KLPac) Bollywood Dreams.

Bollywood Dreams is a feelgood musicial production about two brothers who seek to escape into the magical world of Bollywood.

The show is set in 1980s Sungai Petani. Pappu and Babu, who live with their mother, need to break free and chase their dreams. Would it be a bumpy road to Bollywood for these small town dreamers?

Bollywood Dreams, ticketed, can be streamed via CloudTheatre.

More info here.

Sutra Foundation's online dance series 'Rentak Bumi'. Photo: HandoutSutra Foundation's online dance series 'Rentak Bumi'. Photo: Handout


Date and Time: Nov 7, 12pm

Sutra Foundation in association with DiDance & Dua Space Dance Theatre presents Rentak Bumi – a multi-cultural dance celebration.

Sutra Foundation’s Triyambakam (odissi), an original dance composition by Guru Sujata Mishra and a group composition by Sutra Collectives, is a work that pays homage to Lord Siva.

This will be followed by two sabdas ("speech sound") that depict the cosmic dance of Lord Siva and his destruction of the Triple Worlds of the demons.

Rentak Bumi will be streamed (free) via Sutra Foundation’s Youtube channel and Zoom.

More info here.

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