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    Experimentation has always been at the foundation on which Hands Percussion have crafted their performances, and gamelan has come to play an increasingly central role in their repertoire. The award-winning drum troupe is one of the finest in Malaysia’s performing arts sphere, founded some 22 years ago by Artistic Director…

    At barely 21 years of age, Shawn Mendes is well on his way to what many would consider world domination. In his relatively short whirlwind career, the Canadian native has produced three number one albums, amassed 30 million monthly listeners on Spotify, has billions of views on YouTube and counts…

    This October, 32 year old Yannick Bovy from Europe is celebrating 100 years of Nat King Cole with a special world tour that stops right here at Istana Budaya, Malaysia. We got the opportunity to sit down with the jazz singer to find out more about his music career and…

    Belgium-born Yannick Bovy will pay tribute to the iconic Nat King Cole this 4-5 October at Istana Budaya when he alights in Malaysia for his world tour  Yannick Bovy, who has been hailed as the next Michael Buble, was heavily influenced by his grandparents’ music taste as a young boy –…

    An illustrious history dating back to 1998. Over a hundred awards and nominations and many, many times that number in admirers. Westlife is no pushover in the international music arena, and their works have dusted the world for all to hear.The Irish boy band was formed in the town of…

    If the saying ‘music is food for the soul’ has any truth behind it, then KL is a veritable feast for the psyche this month. There’s musical flavours to suit all tastes, be it at festivals, in concert venues and in some of the capital’s hottest clubs.From thumping techno and…

    While the Good Vibes Festival is headlining July’s music line-up, there’s a variety of other concerts that are set to draw in the crowds. Check out these three!Jam Hsiao It’s been four years since award-winning Taiwanese singer-cum-actor Jam Hsiao last played on Malaysian shores, and then it was as ‘Mr.…

    If you’ve heard of Bodyshakin’, chances are you’re familiar with this English boyband that enjoyed a chunky slice of the airwaves in the late 1990s.911 was formed by dancers Spike Dawbarn and Jimmy Constable as well as singer Lee Brennan in 1995. Dipping their toes in the water, the three…

    A man who practises what he preaches, Jason Mraz has been spreading his message of love through song for almost two decades now. He sees music as the perfect medium to circulate positivity and transform bad thoughts, not unlike affirmations in meditation. Each of his six albums to date have…

    Possibly the world’s most renowned red-headed singer, Ed Sheeran has shown that his presence is far greater than his humble looks would suggest. When he was growing up though, attaining such a degree of recognition wasn’t exactly on his mind.He has readily conceded that himself while on The Late Show…