Ksatriya – the multifaceted Penang-based artist – has a heartfelt proposition for you.
Let’s meet up.
I think art and music have become too divorced, too removed from the connection between artist and audience, performer and fan.
There are too many celebrity superstars, walled off from their listeners by bodyguards and photoshop and barrier walls.
How can you put a beat to the lives of people on the street, if you do not walk among them?
Let’s meet up. Let’s enjoy the music together. And let’s sit and talk after.
I want to perform for you on the 16th at The Canteen At ChinaHouse. Come enjoy the show, and let’s chat over beers (or a non-alcoholic beverage if you prefer).
#RED will be available on sale with a special discount, and signed copies for free, specially for some lucky fans.
See you there.
If you have been away Penang or so happened to have spent the past year or so without access to the internet, allow PenTAS to school you a little on this phenomenon known as Ksatriya.
For one, besides being a poet, a songwriter and a performer, he is pretty much an all around stand up kind of a person. He flirts with controversy, very much in the vein of a budding activist, and like any decent activist, he has a manifesto.
Calling his debut EP his manifesto, Ksatriya’s Red is quite a breath of fresh air. It blends genres as varied as World Fusion, Rap, Spoken Word, Blues, Hip-Hop and Rock, and each of its eight tracks feature Ksatriya’s vocals, be it in the style of spoken word, blues poetry or rap.
What sets Ksatriya apart from his contemporaries are his songwriting and versing that reflect the life average Malaysian young and young-at-heart adults regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality and football allegiance.
With such a lovely invitation, how could one resist spending some time with the charming Mr Ksatriya.
16 February 2014 @ 9pm
The Canteen @ ChinaHouse, 153 Beach Street, 10300 Georgetown