And The Curtain Rises

Things are heating up this May. Ahead of the mammoth finale in August, the Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival (YSDAF) will be rolling out a satellite event “…And the Curtain Rises.”

Producers Ian Chow and Coebar Abel have an insane game plan up their sleeves. Think speed dating, singer-songwriter style. 12 singer-songwriters (who may or may not know each other) will be paired up to write 12 brand new songs in a mere 12-hour period. Unlike speed dating, the singer-songwriters have no choice but to make it work whether sparks fly or not because they have to premiere these new numbers to an actual audience when the 12 hours are up. And if that is not nerve-wrecking enough, it will be recorded live and made into a CD.

Now, who on earth is insane enough to take up such a challenge? The eclectic line up is as interesting as the challenge. Singer-songwriters Aina Abdul, Brendan de Cruz, Beverly Matujal, Dickson Chai, Endee Ahmad, Fuad of Kyoto Protocol, Isaac Ho, Melissa Toh, Nick Davis, Otam, Priscillia Xavier and duo Shir Ling & Jacq Teng are ready to put their game face on.

Be the first to hear these songs performed live. The songs will be premiered at “…And the Curtain Rises” from 26 to 27 May in klpac’s Pentas 2. Free admission for the public.

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