Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Special Event: 29 Jun 08: Fete de la Musique is back!

Kuala Lumpur, Tuesday, 17 June 2008

C'est la 'Doppelganger'
vie @ Fete de la Musique 2008

Bonjour! Et tu aussi?

Yes, moi aussi! We're all into the homegrown act fever! Once again, Doppelganger Open Mic is pleased to work with Alliance Francaise for the third year running at the global French open mic festival which has been running since 1982 globally!

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!
This year, Doppelganger Open Mic has collaborated with University College Sedaya International's student initiative, The Hive which is an avenue for students to showcase their creative talents and performing arts. The Hive is held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 12.30pm - 1.30pm in their main campus.

For a day only, Doppelganger Open Mic & The Hive will be presenting
5 musicians and 1 poet within our 2 hours slot with brand new bands like Flow, Djezna's Stalker, Matthew Ong, Nano Kinetics, Rashdan Harith, Greenpaver and Jaz will come together at the Garden Stage between 3pm-5pm at the cute little Frenchy bungalow house/office off Jalan Gurney. Ready to vroom vroom?

Come join Mei Cher,
your emcee and we'll take you on a
musical ride!

Together with...

Flow :::: Matthew Ong ::::Djezna's Stalker::::Rashdan Harith::::& More!

Venue: Alliance Francaise KL
15 Lorong Gurney, KL (check out the map)
Date: Saturday, 21 June 2008
Time: 10am - 10pm (3pm-5pm Doppelganger Slot) Entrance: Freence: 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 openmickl@gmail.com

For details on Fete de la Musique:
Please contact Jennifer
Cultural Department, Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur (AFKL)
tel: 03 2694 7880 email: culture@alliancefrancaise.org.my
15, Lorong Gurney 54100, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
About Fete de la Musique
Launched in France in 1982, Fête de la Musique or Feast of Music has become an international event. Every year it is celebrated in more than 110 countries worldwide on 21st June, which corresponds to the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.

On this day, from sunset till sunrise, musicians take over the streets and play to their heart's content from sunset till sunrise. Musicians of all genres, be they amateurs or professionals, are invited to perform voluntarily. Musicians do not pay to take part, nor is the public expected to pay to watch.

Fête de la Musique is not just for musicians, it is a festival of music that is enjoyed by people from all walks of life.

It has been said that in France, in one year alone, more than 800,000 musicians (both amateurs and professionals) from different parts of the world participated in more than 10,000 concerts. Also it has estimated that 10 to 12 million spectators from various countries in Europe actually made their way to France to witness this event.

About Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage
Doppelganger Open Mic Open Stage is a community project adopted by Go International Group Sdn Bhd – a marketing communication consultancy company based in Kuala Lumpur 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, '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 openmickl@gmail.com.

The 2008 calendar has seen Doppelganger's shows appear in No Black Tie and its new home, Marketplace KL.

As a result of many years of organising Doppelganger, Go International Group will be organising for the first time, a 3-Day Mega Event to be held from 4-6 July 2008 titled INDIE YOUTH FEST in conjunction with the National Finals of the ELECTRONIC SPORTS WORLD CUP! Themed 'Celebrating Digital Culture', the event is endorsed by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) and Ministry of Youth and Sports. Visit our website for more details: www.gointernationalgroup.com/eswc.

Thank you for supporting homegrown music! See you at the next Doppelganger Gig, 29 June 2008 @ MarketplaceKL featuring Deserters and many more!!

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