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BAYS Coming to Ipoh

Following the success of Borak Arts Youth Series (BAYS) in Kuala Lumpur last year, Projek Rabak is bringing it to Ipoh to cater for the city’s art needs. Presented by Bursa Malaysia with the collaboration of MY Performing Arts Agency (MYPAA), BAYS is a platform purpose-made for youths to congregate, discuss and share their ideas with one another.​

Projek Rabak, incidentally, is an art collective formed in Ipoh in January 2011. The organisation consists of musicians, writers, poets, painters, filmmakers, theatre activists, mime artistes and others.

According to Seyn Jukey of Projek Rabak, Ipoh needs an art platform where talented individuals can show the world what they are capable of.​ “We want to promote Ipoh’s art scene as a tourist attraction,” he told Ipoh Echo.

Project Rabak organised a 7-day art fair called Ipoh Kreatif in Old Town recently. Various types of arts were shown to the public, including six short films that were screened at the 18th Busan Film Festival.

The platform by BAYS, provides youths an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills and know-how in the competitive arts industry. Advice and guidance by some very experienced writers and performers are the highlights of the one-day event.

Panellists will include Dato’ Harun Rawi, Ernest Zacharevic, Fynn Jamal, Eric Lai, Biran Johnson Lowe, Kukubesi, Nur Hanim Khairuddin, Azizul Latiff and Space Gambus Experiment.

Those keen on participating can either register on MYPAA’s or Projek Rabak’s website. Only a hundred free seats are available for booking. The event will be held on Saturday, March 28 at Sepaloh Art Centre, Ipoh.

Ili Aqilah

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