REXKL is hosting a series of online shows dubbed REXKL Sessions over the next month as part of a fundraiser to bolster the arts. The shows will see some of Malaysia’s top performers live on-screen and free to watch – with donations heavily encouraged of course.
Taking place every Thursday from now until 27 August, viewers will get to see the best of Malaysia’s comedy, pop, indie, rock and hip-hop talent doing what they do best. Many of these same performers have kept us entertained during the lockdown and now it’s our turn to give back to them!
Representing the comedy front is the inimitable Papi and Kavin Jay a.k.a. Grumpy (9 July), two names that have been pillars on the Malaysian comedy circuit for years. Prakash Daniel (13 August) also steps up to dish out the jokes in quick-fire succession. He’s antics at One Mic Stand – Malaysia’s first open mic comedy show – are the stuff of legend.
A solid music line-up kicks off with Darren Teh on 16 July, the frontman of famed Malaysian pop-punk band An Honest Mistake, ready to show why he’s remained at the top of the game since 2008 when the band made its debut.
On the alternative pop-rock tip comes Wanted Symphony on 23 July, a duo known for their vocal harmonies, intricate compositions and positive lyrics. Bringing hip-hop vibes is the classically trained Nadhira who incorporates rock, blues, soul and R&B into her music. Look out for her two new singles dropping this year.
Singer-songwriter SHN and indie pop-rock outfit Resort will serve up a slice of the experimental (and possibly dancey!) on 6 August, blending genres to bring to life engaging lyrics. Electropop fans should tune into Monoriff on 20 August for a beat workout coupled with catchy riffs and lovelorn lyrics.
The final session features the inimitable sounds of HelloLuqman who has been going from strength to strength since winning the 2014 edition of Publika Live. Armed with his guitar he’s bound to have your head nodding throughout his set.
If you want to show your appreciation to the arts, make sure to check out any or all of these acts and donate during each performance. When REXKL was launched as a cultural and creative hub last year, it had a mission to unite people and foster the arts just as the legendary Rex Cinema that once inhabited the building did back in the day.
It’s all about connecting people and through these tough times that’s perhaps more important than ever. Make sure to check out the REX Sessions from Thursday on and do your part to help keep the arts alive.
You can also head to REXKL’s The Back Ground if you don’t feel like watching at home and take in the sessions with others! Grab some food and drink, kick back and enjoy the shows!