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August 23, 2016 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

Culture and art collide in this year’s DiverseCity festival

Kuala Lumpur will once again be turned in to a vibrant festival hub as DiverseCity 2016 or the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival takes over the Malaysian city in a five-week long celebration from 31 August to 2 October 2016.

First launched in 2015, the annual performing and visual arts festival showcases the rich diversity of Malaysia and its close ties with the ASEAN community with performances, recitals, exhibitions and workshops covering performing arts, visual arts and literary arts.

Locals and visitors from abroad will be treated to internationally critically acclaimed performers throughout the five weeks.

Here are our top six picks of shows to enjoy throughout the festival.http://industryclub.com.au/


The critically acclaimed King Of Ghosts by British Indian composure and virtuoso player of the sarod Soumik Datta, was originally brought to Kuala Lumpur for its Asian premiere, supported by the British Council and symphonic orchestral musicians from Malaysia. Described as being a breathtakingly unique cinematic collaboration, this is one of the shows in the festival to not be missed.

Date: 27 – 28 September 2016 Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Auditorium DBKL


Nari: The Shankar Family Project by Gingger Shankar embodies a moving tribute to Lakshmi Shankar and her daughter Viji, who helped bring Indian music to the West in the 1970s through collaborations with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison. Both have sadly passed away, and the show commemorates their lives through a unique multimedia project. Gingger is the only woman in the world to have mastered the 10 strong double violin and is a captivating performer.

Date: 31 August – 1 September 2016 Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Auditorium DBKL

An award-winning fusion of circus performance, theatre and film woven together with a poetic and comic physical language all of its own, Lala Luna is beloved by audiences from around the world. This theatric mime performance is the joyful solo creation from one of today’s masters of physical theatre, Wolfe Bowart. Suitable for children and adults alike, this is a colourful not to be missed performance right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Date: 10 – 11 September 2016

Time: 11am and 3pm Venue: Auditorium DBKL


For the first time in Malaysia, a rare collection of Andy Warhol Polaroid’s of the world’s biggest actors, artists and fashion designers from the 70s and 80s will be on display during DiverseCity 2016. The brainchild of lawyer and art collector Ryan Su, founder of the Ryan Foundation, ‘Andy Warhol: Social Circus’ is the largest collection of Andy Warhol Polaroid’s to be shown in Malaysia and Asia.

Date: 2 – 19 September 2016
Time: 12pm – 9pm
Venue: Slate at The Row, 50 Jalana Doraisamy, Kuala Lumpur


The virtuosic Fidelio Trio are violinist Darragh Morgan, violinist and cellist Adi Tal, and pianist Mary Dullea. Shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, the trio are enthusiastic champions of the piano genre, performing the widest possible range of repertoire on concert stages across the world. DiverseCity 2016 provides a unique opportunity to experience their performance live at No Black Tie.

Date: 25 September 2016
Time: 9pm (pre-concert talk at 7:15pm) Venue: No Black Tie


A first-time collaboration between internally renowned Flamenco maestro Antonio Bargas and leading Malaysian exponents of Indian Kathak dance and music to celebrate the traditional story telling of ancient gypsy tribes from Rajasthan.

Date: 3 – 4 September 2016 Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Auditorium DBKL

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