Monday, April 23, 2007

Mei Chern takes to the stage on 6 May

Mei Chern writes and sings mostly quiet and instrospective songs delivered with an earthy voice.

"I think most singer-songwriters or musicians who love what they do have experienced being in that magical place of utter contentment while performing; some call it being in the zone, while others call it being home...or maybe that's just me."
She first felt that while playing at a little student folk club in England, and later at NoBlackTie, Actor's Studio Bangsar, KLPac in Kuala Lumpur, Acoustic Routes in Cambridge, UK, and The Esplanade in Singapore. 'Feels Like Falling' was recorded in 2003, and went on to win the top download award on, 2005. 'Do you see me like you' was written for an award winning documentary called Alice Lives Here (Freedom Film Fest, KL, 2005), and 'My Time' was written for 'Twelve 11', a documentary on the collapse of the Highland Towers 13 years ago (Freedom Film Fest, 2006).
An experimental psychologist by training and a contributor for the Freespace column (The Sun), her songs can be heard on

Note: Mei Chern will be performing on Sunday, 6 May.

What's happening when?

We're still in the midst of finalising details of the programme, but we more or less know who's doing what and where:)

5 May (Saturday)
Main Stage Central Market
Opening at 12, with opening act by ComeBack Kings (young stand up comedy act)
7.30pm onwards: performance by Tan Sei Hon, Kamasutra, Shanon Shah, Carburetor Dung

Annexe@CM (Gallery)
11am: Art Workshop for kids
1pm: Poetry Reading
3pm: Film screening

6 May (Sunday)
Main Stage Central Market
6pm: Kajang Cultural Group (on workers' rights)
7.30pm onwards: performance by Pak Pandir, Azmyl Yunor, Mei Chern, Modar

Annexe@CM (Gallery)
11am: Art Workshop for kids
1pm: Critical Cartoons with Zunar
3pm: Wayang Kulit by Komuniti Anak Seni Kg. Berembang
4pm: D-I-Y Activism by katagender