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Get a load of this Traffic situation

Say It Like You Mean It (SILYMI) – Penang’s very own variety entertainment show – is back again this month with a theme we can all spend hours discussing, TRAFFIC.

TRAFFIC – How does it affect our daily lives? What hilarious traffic situations do we often find ourselves in? Perhaps even a solution to all our traffic woes! So come find out what SILYMI has to say!

TRAFFIC features an interesting line up with the likes of  Penang-born singer-songwriter Zee Ng and Iranian-born violinist Reza Mohammadpour who’d be performing their original music, and poets Gordon Pereira and Mark Walker. Also in the mix is SILYMI’s very own sketch comedy troupe.

SILYMI's sketch comedy troupe
SILYMI’s sketch comedy troupe

Held monthly (usually on the last Sunday of the month), SILYMI showcases local (and some visiting) talents from across  the various segments of the arts. It also normally has an Open Mic segment at the end of the shows, allowing for “undiscovered talents” the chance to showcase their art.

SILYMI S02E02: TRAFFIC

Date

23 February 2014 @ 9pm

Venue

The Canteen @ China House, 183B Victoria St, George Town

Admission is FREE!

 

What is SILYMI?
SILYMI is an art collective of Penang artists, authors, musicians and other performers that is active in George Town, Penang. With the goal of creating, innovating and propagating arts in Malaysia, SILYMI is a talent incubator and think tank for generating creative content, supporting fresh local talent and brining high-quality, home-grown entertainment to Penang and beyond. In addition to the monthly SILYMI @ China House event, SILYMI has performed at the George Town Literature Fest and the Little Penang Street Market. 
Visit facebook.com/SayItMeanItPenang for upcoming events or contact silymi.penang@gmail.com for more information.

Make a date with Ksatriya

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.

Introducing Ksatriya
Introducing 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.

Ksatriya Live 

Date

16 February 2014 @ 9pm

Venue

The Canteen @ ChinaHouse, 153 Beach Street, 10300 Georgetown