Saturday, 7th August 2010: The Abang Guard Plays Sama-Sama Fest, Melaka


The Abang Guard (Joe & Bullet) along with our mad-person ZAI KUNING will be jamming at the Sama-Sama Festival in Jonkers Street, Melaka at 9PM!


SiCKL presents Sama-sama Guesthouse Mini Alternative Art Festival 2010 (Melaka)

Support your local revolution! Join us for this unique DIY mini art festival with no budget but lots of “big hearts”!

SiCKL presents a colorful weekend celebrating creative and irrepressible contemporary works in visual art, music, dance, poetry, film/video and performance on 6-8 August 2010 in Melaka! This DIY, mini alternative art festival takes place at non-conventional venues: a cozy guesthouse inhabiting a heritage building, and a local bar. Featuring established and emerging artists that are open to art experimentation, the festival has gathered 50 over artists, dancers, musicians and performers from Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Singapore, Japan, Scotland and USA to join the art feast! Visual art, dance, video and performances will happen throughout days and nights at Sama-sama Guesthouse, and night music gigs will take place at Karabau Rock Bar.

Opening Ceremony @ Sama-sama Guesthouse: 6pm-7pm, Fri, 6th August.
Visual Art & Performance @ Sama-sama Guesthouse: 3pm-9pm, Fri-Sun, 6-8th August.
Live Music @ Karabau Rock Bar: 9pm-11pm, Fri & Sat, 6th & 7th August.

Location: Sama-sama Guesthouse, Jalan Tukang Besi; Karabau Rock Bar, Jalan Hang Lekir (3rd street)
Contact: (012-9198031)

SGMAAF 2010 is a truly grass-root, DIY, “no-budget” mini art festival. It is solely supported by the enthusiastic and selfless souls with a desire to make something humble but excellent happen in the community.

The festival does not obtain any official funding. Enthusiastic individuals provide in-kind supports such as venue and equipment sponsorship in a completely voluntary, non-profit manner.

All participated artists have been amazingly generous to contribute time and energy to create work for the festival without allowance. These selfless artists are the backbones of SGMAAF 2010. Our effort proves that it is possible to produce an excellent art event with quality content, without surrendering to established authorities and big budgets.

There will be paintings, drawings and installation works exhibited at Sama-sama Guesthouse by visual artists such as Wong Perng Fey, Ragazza 88, Hee Chee Way, Lim Keh Soon, Wong Eng Leong, Wong Min Lik, Tuan Nini Farhana and more. Artist Tey Beng Tze will be doing “dream drawing” where he’ll create drawings real-time as a performance, throughout the duration of the festival.

A room dedicated to Yong Ching Sui (1975-2006) will be installed, as a tribute to a talented artist and a good friend. Singaporean artists Urich Lau, Jeremy Chu, Wong Yip Kai, Raymond Yap and Ezzam Rahman will present us with video art, installation and performance. The festival will feature local video artists Au Sow Yee, Kok Kai Foong, Alison Khor, and artists from Japan – Katsuyuki Hatori, Eiji Azuma, Koji Tambata and Kotaro Tanaka, in which Tanaka will be performing live with local improvised musicians and dancers.

Adding to the fun is poet Tshiung Han See; singer-song writers Azmyl Yunor, Jerome Kugan, Melaka very own Ika Hwang and the violently melancholy SCAM; one man band Silent Keat, and the hilariously rebellious Ciplak.

The highlight will be The Abang Guard, featuring some “father figures” in the punk/sound/noise scene with Joe Kidd, Bullet and Zai Kuning (Singapore).

Local dance troupe Lapar lab will present dance piece “The Campus Thought” while David Lim and dancers “inhabiting” different corners of the guesthouse throughout the days; and alt invites us to join their “experiments in light”.

Other participating artists include Alan McLean, Michelle Wong, David Wong, Clifford Narcis, Mike Yap, Rahmat Haron, Huvi Chan Seauhuvi, Jazmi Izwan, Ayisha Rahman, Siund, Azman Zulkiply, Nadia Mahmud, Leo Yap, Aidira Khaidir, Iylia Nordin, Roy HKPT, Leng Poh Gee, Kathyn Tan Chai Chen, Lim Siew Ling, Chew Seck Nee, Lim Hooi Ming, Lim Shin Hui and Tan Shiao Por.

Support your local revolution!
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Joe Kidd


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