Poets and poetry lovers, we welcome you to the twenty first session of our poetry and spoken word open mic at Gaslight Cafe & Music.
LIYANA DIZZY is a neuroatypical Southeast Asian Muslim feminist poet, who performs poetry offstage, on page. Since starting #GeraiPuisiSegera, she has written over 200 poems in public within 2 years on her late grandfather’s restored typewriter. The project name is a reference to the popularity of instant noodles.The themes of her work are anxiety, ambition, decolonisation, collaboration, and subverting inherited constructs of the past.
TRIA AZIZ is an award winning musical theatre performer. Before being named the Boh Cammie’s Best Musical Performer in 2014 and Short + Sweet Musical’s Best Female Actor in 2013, she was once a reality TV programme winner called Audition in 2004. Besides the triple threat competition she also won the Hitz.fm-KRU Vocal competition in 2002. Some of her memorable work were A Bun In The Oven, Aladdin A Musical Comedy, Shout! The Mod Musical and The Wizard Of Oz. In this session, she will be singing alongside pianist Ian Nathaniel.
IAN NATHANIEL started piano-ing at the age of 4. Coming from a musical family, Ian’s most memorable musical experience is performing for Tun Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir and Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah where Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah even requested for an encore. He is also part of the poetry and musis collaboration, ‘Melinda House’.
CAMEELIA HBAKAR GQLANDAR says ”I am a broken phantom who sucks at haunting any beings so I write poems about the days I’ve lived.”
RIYA SARNA says “Poetry has always been my outlet for things that I don’t have the courage to say otherwise.”
SHANNON TAN says “I write things I would never say, I say things I would never write”
FIRDAUS ABDULLAH is a student, a stargazer, an idealist-realist and a believer that random words can change the world.
ENBAH NILAH a literature major who would sooner write a dissertation than one witty line of introduction
AZIZAN AFI’ is celebrating a year of doing this spoken words thing
ABD QAYYUM JUMADI is Fairly good looking. Have to see to believe. Enquire within
KRISHEN MOHAN is an engineering student finding reprieve and catharsis in poetry
ISAAC SE HOO is an engineering student who doesn’t actually want to be an engineer, he’s just doing it out of interest just like his interest in poetry; Isaac doesn’t actually know what he wants.
TYSHA KHAN writes poems when they come to her. Her go-to metaphor is water, so prepare for a wet time.
ATILEA FARRAHNAZ says “She’s Tia with the tiara and she is a lazy law student who writes stuff sometimes.”
DANIEL TEOH loves paradoxes and is convinced vampires dream about sunshine.”
NADIAH ZAHIRAH never fails to elect strange perfections in any stranger she chooses
DINESH JAYABALAN is on his way towards a degree in english language and literature with philosophy.and this is his first attempt sharing poetry.
PAULINE SIDHU aged 56, a retired teacher of Biology, mother of two daughters aged 26 & 29, and has 18 years writing experience as a freelance education columnist with both The Star and The Daily Express.
NUR SURYA ABU considers herself a hopeless romantic with a penchant for floral dresses and rainy days.
Hosted by MELIZARANI T.SELVA
COVER CHARGE: RM18 (inclusive of one drink)
We would like to pay our featured acts and eventually afford to bring in other great poets of the world to our stage. Your donation will go a long way in helping the spoken word community do so. Gratitude to you.
HOW TO GET HERE?
1. Look for NEROTECA at Plaza Damansara. On the right side of the restaurant, you will see a stairwell, a Blue Light will be projected on the floor. Walk up the stairs, you will see Blue Elephant, keep walking upstairs, you will hear 60s music, you are close so keep walking up and you’ll see a huge banner saying GASLIGHT cafe. That would be the one.
2. Try WAZE or Google Maps to Gaslight Cafe.
3. If all else fails, call Meliza 0124298464