Monday, October 22, 2012

Oct 6, 20,27: AZ SAMAD, DoPPel Musician-in-Residence (Oct '1)








Event Announcement

AZ SAMAD & FRIENDS
DoPPel Kafe Musician-in-Residence, October 2012

6 Oct, 4.00-6.00pm, Beatlemania with Kevin Theseira  
20 Oct, 4.00-6.00pm,Guitar + Spoken Word + Uke with Davina Goh
27 Oct, 4.00-6.00pm,The Wonderful World of Disney with Irena Taib of The Impatient Sisters
Venue: DoPPel Kafe, Central Market Annexe, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Reservations: +6017 623 0288 or (03) 2022 0775

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Press Release

AZ SAMAD & FRIENDS bring sounds of music to Central Market this October

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 October - From Rap to Comedy and from Ukulele to the Electric Guitar, DoPPel Kafe has seen it all. The DoPPelganger KL name is no stranger in the local music industry, having hosted a wide variety of events from grassroots gigs to charity fundraisers. What remains a significant signature is the warm support given to many artists and musicians who are exploring the ever-growing local creative industry.

(C) Photo credit Janet Van Ham. www.jvanham.com/
This October, DoPPel Kafe begins its first installment of the Musician-In-Residency series. Kick starting the residency will be Berkeley-graduate Az Samad; well known for his signature finger-style guitar skills and playful tunes. Music lovers can look forward to Az Samad’s “Beatle-Mania” themed music afternoon featuring well loved tunes such as Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da or even Yellow Submarine will definitely be on the night’s playlist.

Newsflash! The first installation on October 6th will also feature bassist, Kevin Theseira and a guest appearance by Brooklyn-based vocalist, Cheryl Tan with a 15-minute performance of jazz standards. 

According to Az Samad, “This residency is a project close to my heart. It's rare that creative music projects get an opportunity to try out different concepts in the same space. When I heard Jasmine Low of Doppel Kafe was starting a residency project, I quickly realised the amazing platform it would be. This is a chance for me to explore different side-projects that I've been thinking of but haven't gotten the chance to showcase yet.”

“The added fact that I'm performing in Pasar Seni (Central Market) makes it even more special. There's such a long history of art and creativity within the area with a lot of artists who started out there. I remember going to Pasar Seni as a child & really feeling a connection with the artists there. From the buskers to the painters & the energetic street life - it's definitely the heart of KL to me”, said the accomplished Guitarist-Educator.

The DoPPel Musician-In-Residency happens in conjunction with FEYST2012, a Homegrown Independent Youth Festival
already in its fifth installment setting sights to spur creative innovation amongst youngsters. This “rich-in-content” festival kick-started on 28 September and will run until 15 December 2012 with free music concerts, workshops, a music forum and video games tournaments in Central Market, Kuala Lumpur.

The shows are from 4-6 pm on Saturdays - 6, 20 and 27 October 2012. There will be a meet-the-artiste session at 3:30pm before each performance. Entrance fee is RM 20 and is inclusive of a typical Malaysian afternoon tea - Roti Jala, Mee Siam, Nyonya Kuih and coffee, tea or juice.

Cheryl Tan has performed in Singapore and New York as well as her native Malaysia. Most recently she has been heard with the hip hop group Blue Belts, the Sam Friedman Quartet and with companies OperaOggiNY and Festival of Fools.
Factsheet

Az Samad
Guitarist-Educator Az Samad has recorded with Grammy Winners Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca; graduated & taught at the prestigious Berklee College of Music; performed in the United States, Europe & Asia; and appeared on 16 CDs ranging in styles from Tex-Mex, Contemporary Jazz to solo acoustic guitar. His works have been described as “richly textured, poetic and atmospheric”. Previously based in Berkeley, California; Az now lives in Kuala Lumpur.

DoPPel Kafe
DoPPel Kafe is the latest addition to the music community and offers a comfortable event space for artists and musicians to showcase their works. Operated by music marketing company Doppelganger Industries, the café has welcomed over 12,000 music lovers since opening in November 2011.

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