What’s in store for 15JohorAF?(Week Two 8-15 Sept)

September 3, 2018


The Johor Bahru Piano Festival is back – this time as part of the Malaysian National Competition!


In 2017, the Johor Bahru Piano Festival was established with the main purpose of providing a platform for young musicians to expose themselves to international standards of music competition and to encourage the next generation of aspiring musicians to learn from one another and push each other to the next level.


With even more participants this year, The Johor Bahru Piano Festival 2018 is set to be an exciting day with lots of excitement and music in the air!

Venue: Permata Ballroom, The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru

Time: 9.00AM

At Door Purchase: RM 20 (Regular), RM 10 (Student)




TARAKUCHA! Is the Terrer-Menerrer Big Band Baru with a Malay twist.

Created by and starring Malaysian singer and actor Sean Ghazi, TARAKUCHA! is led by Musical Director Nish Tham, with Ida Mariana of Kebaya Jazz fame on co-lead vocals with Sean fronting a 10-piece Big Band – all celebrating Malaysia’s musical heritage with style, a touch of romance and a lot of fun!


TARAKUCHA! celebrates songs by the nation’s great composers, artists and songwriters and the dizzying Golden Era of P. Ramlee and Saloma with a program that also showcases original compositions, contemporary hits and all-time favourites.


Presented in English but sung in multiple languages, Sean, Ida and company will have you swooning over their velvet vocals served with charm, humour and heart guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles before the night is over!


Janggan tunggu last minute, cepat beli tiket!


Venue: Permata Ballroom, The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru

Time: 8.00PM

Online Purchase: RM 100 (VIP), RM 50 (Regular), RM 30 (Student)*

At Door Purchase: RM 120 (VIP), RM 60 (Regular), RM 36 (Student)*

*Please present your Student ID at the registration counter.




Malayan Classics re-imagined!


Take a step back in time with WVC and songstress Janet Lee as they present unique arrangements of pre-independent Malayan songs, including Hatiku Rindu, Bulan Ditutup Awan, Hitam Manis, Lenggang Mak Limah, Ibu, and many more - together with stories and anecdotes by historian, poet, and Pusaka founder Eddin Khoo.


Venue: Permata Ballroom, The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru

Time: 8.00PM

Online Purchase: RM 100 (VIP), RM 50 (Regular), RM 30 (Student)*

At Door Purchase: RM 120 (VIP), RM 60 (Regular), RM 36 (Student)*

* Please present your Student ID at the registration counter.



WVC Malaysian Jazz Ensemble

Drawing inspiration from the many facets of modern life influenced by Malaysian and other Asian cultures, the music of WVC cuts across many musical genres and defies any kind of classification.


Formed in 2006 as a trio, WVC completed its quartet line up with the addition of saxophonist Julian Chan. The group has toured extensively in the region, heralding back the spirit being "on the road" of touring jazz bands of old. Through these regional tours, WVC has brought its music to many corners of Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Macau.


WVC has Five instrumental albums - “WVC TRiO” (2008), “ELEVEN” (2009), “In the Dark, I See Her” (2011) and “Waiting For That Day” (2014) and “Do Not Go Gently” (2016) - that explored different musical genres (while maintaining the spirit of jazz as its core) and combinations in its line-up. Most of the tunes recorded are original tunes written by the band members. In addition, the band also experiments with transforming unlikely pop tunes, Chinese classics, and much mainstream music into new jazz re-arrangements, in the spirit of the great jazz musicians of old.




A fun sensory-friendly theatrical production from Singapore!


Toby is a tortoise who lives in Johor Bahru. Toby wants to visit some friends who live in Singapore so Toby sets off on an adventure across the Causeway.

Join Toby and his friends as they explore the strange, unknown magical waters of the Straits of Johor.


This interactive performance provides a safe and sensory-friendly environment for children and families on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensibilities.


The exclusive sensory performance will include:

• Reduction of loud and sudden noises;

• Reduction of harsh and/or flashing lights;

• Modification of house lights during performance;

• Accommodated house rules that will allow for audience members to talk and/or move around during the show;

• Sensory-friendly sets, props, and costumes that audience members can interact with;

• Pre-show activities that crafts that audiences can work on to be brought into the show

Venue: Sekolah Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Johor Bahru

Time: 11.00AM & 3.00PM

VERY LIMITED SPACE – Contact 60197139900 for bookings.





Wayang Kulit Puppet Workshop, Puzzle Game, Exhibition, Talk, and Performance by Fusion Wayang Kulit


Peperangan Bintang is a must-see performance for audiences to witness the perfect fusion between traditional art and modern science fiction, through a retelling of the iconic 1977 film Star Wars – this time, through beautifully crafted puppets in a Wayang Kulit (traditional Kelantanese shadow puppetry) adaptation.


And it’s not just Star Wars fans that are in for a treat! Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed will also be featured (along with his signature bush jacket and Bata slippers) – don’t miss out!


Venue: Permata Ballroom, The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru

Time: 3.00PM

Online Purchase: RM 50 (Regular), RM 30 (Student)*

At Door Purchase: RM 60 (Regular), RM 36 (Student)*


* Please present your Student ID at the registration counter.


Fusion Wayang Kulit

Fusion Wayang Kulit was founded by Tintoy Chuo and Take Huat together with Pak Dain: the 13th accredited Tok Dalang (Master Puppeteer) of the Kelantan Traditional Malay Shadow Play in Malaysia to revive this dying traditional art by merging it with fusion elements and enhancing it with various multimedia components.


The team regularly makes new sets of puppets that showcases the relevance and versatility of shadow puppetry, including sets inspired by Star Wars, DC Superheroes, Bruce Lee, Halloween, Japanese Anime, and more. They have been invited to perform and display their puppets in Australia, Singapore, and Germany.




Jom lepak bersama and talk about food!


That’s exactly what we aim to do during our forum session After Hours 2.0 this year. Join specially invited panellists Tony Boey from Johor Kaki blog, Datin Kalsom Taib who co-wrote Johor Palate: Tanjung Puteri Recipes and other guests as they chat away about heritage food, food culture and other yummy topics.


Venue: Sedap Corner, Johor Bahru

Time: 3.00PM







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