CAUSEGAY! A Malaysia x Singapore LGBT+ Art Collaboration
22 Jun 2019, 8:00 PM
23 Jun 2019, 1:00 AM
CAUSEGAY presents you artists from Malaysia and Singapore, in conjunction with PinkFest 2019, brought to you by Everybody Nose (MY), and Bissu (SG) happening in Escobar@Chinatown Square on Saturday, 22 June, 2019.
Hailing from Malaysia, Shh.. Diam! is Malaysia's first international queer band, formed in 2009. The band has played sold-out gigs in Germany, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Thailand and all around Malaysia. The band was featured in international press such as Vice, Thompson-Reuters, The Japan Times, South China Morning Post and many more. The band are formed by Faris Saad, an FTM whom is the lead vocalist and guitarist, Yon the guitarist, bassist Yoyo and Afi the drummer. Using satire music to fight long-running discrimination, with songs like "I woke up gay" and "Lonely lesbian", Shh...Diam! is making a rare splash in Malaysia. Their music has been described “happy hardcore” and “comedy punk” and their style is lighthearted in addressing serious issues, such as sexual identity and politics in the country.
From Singapore, NORAH LEA (b. 1993) is a multidisciplinary artist whose works investigate the performative aspects of our identities. Her work is rooted in self-portraiture, exploring themes such as gender, sexuality and ethnicity through photography, film, performance and spoken word.
Eintan Xehra, born in Sarawak, began discreetly experimenting with drag at the age of 15. As her passion grew stronger, it became a career; performing for friends birthday parties, weddings and also participating in drag contests in KL and Thailand. With her recent performance, in collaborations with Alextbh.
Xehra is known for using her drag as a way to represent Malaysian culture on stage.
Tingtongketz (MY) is a queer band based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with Shika as the lead vocalist and guitarist, bassist Gemma and drummer Yon. Tingtongketz' music mainly revolve around Shika's experience as a transwoman, Malaysian politics and also popular parenting advice such as minimizing time spent on the internet. Tingtongketz actively performs at gigs around Kuala Lumpur, and they have also performed in Singapore. Tingtongketz released an EP of five songs in May 2018 and an album consisting of 12 tracks titled 'Enjoy the Monsoon' in October 2018
Cat Brogan came to Malaysia with the British Council to research spoken word education in Kuala Lumpur and 3 years later all her sentences end with “Lah”. Cat is the co-founder and host of Covert Spaces in KL. She has performed in 18 countries, won the BBC Edinburgh Fringe poetry slam and has even done a TEDx talk.
Free face painting for first 100 customers by participating partners - Torn Tulip.
Come celebrate the sovereign amity between 2 countries and to show our stand in solidarity towards the LGBT+ community, affected in both countries.
Don't miss the stellar line-up of performances in poetries, art and music.
Grab your tickets today!
Early bird tix: $25 till 22nd May
Normal tix: $28
Price at door: $30
20 Cross Street
#01-23/24 China Square