Platform for youths to explore

An untitled exhibitby artist Teoh JooNgee atthe event

FOR the second year running, Lost Generation Space in Robson Heights, Kuala Lumpur, played host to Notthatbalai, an independent music, art and film festival.  

One of the many musicians who were present was Jasemaine Gan, 20, who seemed confident and poised as she performed several light, jazzy numbers to the audience, who were mostly seated on the floor.  

“This is a good platform for local musicians to explore and for visitors to enjoy music, art and films,” she said, citing Malaysian musicians like Shelley Leong and Pete Teo as influences. 

The marketing and advertising graduate is in the midst of producing her debut Mandarin album Maine Stage and aspires to be a full-time musician. 

“It is an independent album and I am doing everything myself,” she said.  

Gan was among the performers on the third day of the festival, themed Kuasa Tinggi (High Voltage). The third day also served as the official launch with Instant Café Theatre director Jo Kukathas delivering a speech.  

Joining Gan in performing for the audience were Jerome Kugan, Istihany Marlina Mohd Anuar and the Street Horn Syndicate.  

Other highlights of the day included a talk by artist Yap Sau Bin and the screenings of eight independent films.  

Gan performing at the event.

Visitors were also entertained by contemporary dance performances by Nyoba Dance as well as Saiful Razman and Rahmat Haron.  

Two of the event’s organisers, Yeoh Lian Heng and Analiza Mohd, said it is aimed at encouraging originality, creativity and individuality especially among the youth.  

“With Lost Generation Space as a venue, there is an alternative space for experimental or innovative exhibitions and performances,” said Analiza.  

The festival’s visual art exhibition showcases works from over 30 individual artists and will continue until Sept 10. 

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