Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Doppelganger @ Alliance Francaise

Sunday, 24 June 2007
Doppelganger goes French @ Fete de la Musique

A yearly event spearheaded by Alliance Francaise, Fete de la Musique (Music Day) is an extension of the celebrations in France every 21 June. Once again this year, Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage is pleased to celebrate diversity through music and the arts by putting together over 18 performers on three stages over 2 hours on 24 June 2007.

For a day only, Fete de la Musique offers three stages to bands -
Yuri and the Vodstok, Soft Touch, Superbar, Lightcraft, Oddstars, kisskissbangbang, Tongkat, Hikaru feat. Ching of One-in-a-Million and Reza Salleh; singer songwriters - Zalila Lee and Jerral Khor, Azmyl Yunor, Ariff Akhir, Andrea Matthew plus readings by writers Roy aka Fairul Nizam and Tshiung Han See at the Gourmandine Café. Come join us! Life is sweet.
So pack your bar-guette, Peugeot and foofoo or head over to AF this Sunday.
The Line-up:
(Garden Stage)
5.30pm.....Hikaru feat. Ching
6pm........Ariff Akhir
6.30pm.....Azmyl Yunor
(Inside Stage)
5pm........Yuri & the Vodstok
5.30pm.....Zalila Lee & Jerral Khor
6pm........Soft Touch
(Park Stage)
6.20pm.....Reza Salleh
6.40pm.....Kiss kiss bang bang

Venue: Alliance Francaise KL, 15 Lorong Gurney, KL (check out the map)
Date: Sun, 24 June 07
Time: 10am - 10pm (5pm-7pm Doppelganger Slot)
Entrance: Free

For media inquiries & details on performances:
Please contact Jasmine Low or Melisa Suciati
Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage
A Go International Group Community Project
tel 03-7727 0093 email
For details on Fete de la Musique:
Please contact Farid AISSA
Cultural Department, Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur (AFKL)
tel: 03 2694 7880 email:
15, Lorong Gurney 54100, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
About Fete de la Musique
Conceived in France in 1982, la Fête de la Musique (Music Day) has been a much anticipated musical event every year. The idea of highlighting the diversity of artists from different genres has now spread all around the globe as France's musical gift to the world. To hype up the summer, music festivals are being staged simultaneously every 21 June in more than 120 countries. Since 1996, Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur has been hosting La Fête de la Musique at its premises.

In 2007, La Fête de la Musique forms a part of the French Art Festival organised by the Embassy of France and will take place in Alliance Française at 15, Lorong Gurney Off Jalan Semarak 54100 KL. Alliance Francaise de Kuala Lumpur's compounds will be dedicated to all musicians, to all musical trends from 12 pm to 10pm on the 24 th of June 2007. 4 stages of non stop music with more than 50 bands, including Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage's 18 performers, King Lhota, Y2K, Saer Ze, Peter Brown, Revenge, Poseidon, Sasi the Don, Jayalakshmi, Jayasree and many more performing various genres of music including electro, acoustic, pop, rock, hip hop,experimental fusion, jazz, classic etc.

About Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage
Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage is a community project adopted by Go International Group Sdn Bhd – a marketing consultancy company based in KL founded by Jasmine Low (Jaz) and Nikki Yeo. Both believe in contributing to a vibrant arts and music Malaysia by creating opportunities and a platform for singers, songwriters, poets, writers, dancers, illustrators, filmmakers to showcase their works.
Jaz started organising gigs and open mic sessions in 2002 after being inspired by Sunday evening gigs put together by shoe salesperson by day, amazing singer songwriter by night in Sydney, Australia. Originally named 'Valhalla Open Mic', Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage has put together over 80 music gigs and readings at venues such as La Bodega Tengkat Tong Shin, No Black Tie, Jam Rock Asia, Paul's Place, Liquid Bar, Alliance Francaise including larger shows like the all-women 'Shanti Grrl Gig' in conjunction with International Women's Day in 2004, an all-women charity gigs for International Womens' Day titled 'Unleashing Potential' in 2006 at No Black Tie to help raise money for House of Hope – an all girls' shelter and recently 'Music with the Stars' in conjunction with the Malaysian International Aerospace Adventure 2007 Road Show at Midvalley Exhibition Centre.

From June 2005 to October 2006, the Troubaganger Shows (a collaboration between Doppelganger and Troubadours) provided monthly performances at La Bodega – a tapas bar located at Tengkat Tong Shin every first Sunday of the month. This was the kickstart for the Wayang Kata series of spoken word events initiated by British Council. At the end of 2006, Doppelganger opened Indie Scene Café, a two-month project which provided a space for film screenings, gigs, art exhibits and retail outlet for Malaysian-made independent works like CDs, short films. Doppelganger continues to organise occasional gigs and readings around KL. If you know of any bathroom singers or office hummers, email us the suspects and we'll get them up on stage. Send to Jaz at


  1. The show was awesome!

  2. cool! we thot so too! thank our interns melisa and keith for sweating it out. hope to see ya at one of our other gigs ya.

  3. Won't miss it. Keep me posted! =p

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