Posts Tagged ‘Istana Budaya’


Konsert Awie & Ella

Konsert Awie & Ella

Norzila bt Hj Aminuddin, or better known by her stage name Ella, is a popular rock singer in Malaysia. With a career spanning over 2 decades, Ella still holds the local record for the best-selling female artist for selling over 300,000 copies at the peak of her music career. Dubbed as ‘Ratu Rock’ (Queen of Rock) by her local fans, no other title fits her status as a Malaysian rock star better. Her latest solo album, released in 2007 entitled Rama-Rama became one of the most popular songs in that year.

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The White Bat

The White Bat

The story of The White Bat is a familiar story for many of us. It tells the story of Bella, a repressed housewife who longs for her husband Jonathan’s attention. Being an ambitious person, Jonathan becomes so obsessed with his work that he does not realise that he is neglecting his wife in the process. And then there is the Bat – a representation of our hidden nature that moves in the folds of the shadows, appearing only in the night.

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Magic Mirror the Musical 2011

Magic Mirror the Musical 2011

The name Guanyin is not unfamiliar among Buddhists, as it refers to a bodhisattva who is associated to compassion. Also known as the Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin is also revered by the Taoists as an immortal. Guanyin is also the Chinese name for Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva, who was originally depicted as a male bodhisattva, though these days it is usually depicted as a woman. According to the Lotus Sutra, it is believed that Avalokiteśvara as a bodhisattva can manifest itself in any form, be it a male or a female, a child or an adult and even a human or a non-human being.

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Malaysian Diversity

Malaysian Diversity

One of the many reasons why Malaysia is such a unique country is because of the existence of cultural diversity formed by the country’s people of different races. These unique cultural practises gives a more in-depth insight for tourists and locals to get to know more about the other races found here in Malaysia. To celebrate Malaysia’s rich cultural diversity, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas is proud to present ‘Malaysian Diversity’ on 28th October 2011. This concert will see Mohd Yazid Zakaria taking his place as the conductor of Orkestra Tradisional Malaysia and will feature guest singers such as Jaclyn Victor and Iqwal Hafiz as well as the Orang Asli group, Bahbola.

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The Secret Life of Nora

The Secret Life of Nora

Istana Budaya’s play for October begins early, starting on on the 29th of September 2011. The play, entitled The Secret Life of Nora, offers an interesting premise and combines various iconic elements of the Malaysian 60s, including the cabaret theatre, outlandish 60s outfits and attitudes, and the unique Malaysian mix of east and west popularised by Malaysian icons such as P Ramlee and Saloma. The play also adds a dash of international intrigue, and manages to marry together a current social issue with the tried and tested female fatale spy concept to produce what promises to be a colourful and entertaining musical spectacle.

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West End Stars in Concert

West End Stars in Concert

To all West End and Broadway musical lovers in Malaysia, do keep an eye out on the 15th and 16th April 2011 as Istana Budaya, together with Enfiniti Vision Media will be presenting the West End Stars in Concert. This concert will feature three successful leading men in present West End and Broadway shows. These three dashing and talented individuals will not only dazzle the audience with their charms, but also with their display of vocal prowess and talent.

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