On Saturday 28 November, come see me participating to George Town Literary Festival 2015. I will be speaking on a panel on writing about performing arts. The appointment is at 10am, the Black Kettle, Beach Street.
Quite obviously, I will be sharing stories from my experiences among Malaysian extreme music subcultures, and how they led me to write Banana Punk Rawk Trails.
I will be involved together with Robin Ruizendaal, expert on Southeast Asian puppetry, Tan Sooi Beng, Malaysia’s prominent ethnomusicologist, and Paul Augustin, musician and curator of the Penang Island Jazz Festival. Moderator duties will be performed by the inimitable Latif Kamaluddin, poet and former professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Continue reading Rocking George Town Literary Festival 2015