Jazz takes over the island of Pangkor
THE The first ever Pangkor Island Jazz Festival will be held at Sungai Pinang Kecil, Pangkor Island, from October 7th to 9th this year. With the theme “Jazz Meets the Island”, the festival aims to provide a platform for local musical artists to showcase their talents and make live jazz accessible to the local community.
This three-day festival is organized by the Oriental Art & Cultural Association (OACA) to promote the appreciation and discourse of music through concerts, lectures and workshops. In a way comparable to the famous island festival of Pangkor, the year 2022 promises to be a magnificent boost for tourism and the local economy of the island.
“We hope to create excitement for live jazz music within the local community and also deepen conversations between artists and aficionados by providing a platform for them to showcase their art during the festival,” said Eric Ch. ‘ng, director of the festival and executive director of the OACA. a press conference at Titi Fusion in Sri Petaling.
Eric then added that “as islanders and tourists alike are still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, we have chosen music as a way to bring people back to the island and feel a sense of normalcy through the festival” .
The line-up of artists consists of the WVC Jazz Trio (consisting of pianist Tay, bassist AJ of Popshuvit and drummer Adriel Wong), as well as guitarist Rizal Tony, flautist Tan Jie and saxophonist Eddy Lim, as well as singers Junji Delfino, Janet Lee, Winnie Ho and Mian Tan.
The first two concerts each have tickets available for purchase at RM100 per person, but the final concert will be a charity fundraising event and admission will be by donation. The funds will then go to the Island Music Development Fund.
In addition to the performances, there will be a number of workshops, sharing sessions and showcases during the festival which will focus on topics such as Afro-Cuban drumming, history and styles of the bamboo flute. chinese, acapella and vocal scat jazz. styles that will be directed and performed by the many artists during the festival.
The workshops and exhibitions, which will be presented at different sites to showcase the cultural and natural splendor of the island’s surroundings, are all accessible.
In addition to this, guests are also delighted to enjoy the two jazz-related exhibits, Jazz x Heritage and the Terang Boelan exhibit, in which the former celebrates the jazz of notable island nations while the latter honors the national anthem of Malaysia.
“For a ferry schedule to the island as well as upcoming packages with hotels in conjunction with the festival, we will upload it to the social media account,” Eric said.
For more information, updates or inquiries about the festival, visit www.facebook.com/PangkorIslandJazzFestival.
Tickets are available and can be purchased through Cloudtix at www.cloudtix.co/shows/ pangkorislandjazzfestival2022.