Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Charlie Dark, Blacktronica and Wayang Kata V

From British Council:
In the last episode of Wayang Kata, three poets won their way to the Singapore Writer’s Festival. This fifth installment of the spoken word series welcomes them back on stage along with Charlie Dark and poets from Singapore!

Music producer, club DJ and, yes, poet Charlie Dark is the latest in a line of British talents to come our way. Despite over fourteen years behind the decks, Charlie’s first love was the spoken word. He was one of the individuals responsible for starting the famous Speaker’s Corner jams and he continues to wow audiences with his apt observations and insights whenever he steps up to the microphone. With his flamboyant gestures and vocal gymnastics, Dark has made a dynamic impact on the UK poetry and performance scene.

Before we bring on the poets, though, KL goes dark with Charlie and Blacktronica, a revolution in music and UK club culture. Featuring live performances, DJs, spoken word and more, this is not your average club night!
Image copyright British Council

Date Saturday, 8 December 2007
Venue Heritage Mansion @ Heritage Avenue, Jalan Kamunting, Kuala Lumpur (Map)
Time 9.00 p.m. till late
Admission Free. Entrance only for 21 years and above only.

Wayang Kata V

Date Sunday, 9 December 2007
Venue No Black Tie, 17 Jalan Mesui off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur
Time 8.30 p.m.
Admission RM10 at the door

Hosted by the dynamic duo Jerome Kugan and Jasmine Low (also known as Troubagangers), this is a night not to be missed. Find out more about Charlie and the poets joining him on stage for Wayang Kata V here.

Charlie will also conduct workshops with local poets and teachers (sorry, by invitation only).

For more information, email us at arts@britishcouncil.org.my
Charlie Dark on My Space.
More about Blacktronica here.
And here's a little taste of Charlie strutting his stuff for Life Lines for Oxfam :

I am sad I will be missing this as I am going to be down in Singapore for the Writer's Festival. But hope you guys go and have a good time!


Yusuf/Martin said...

Isn't it amazing that the old 1960s Liverpool poetry style, developed by Messrs Henri, Mitchell, Roger Mc Gough et al, continues to resonate long past its sell by date.

And it, in itself, being a pale replica of the 1950s American Beat Poetry of Ginsberg, Corso, Ferlinghetti etc.

Ah the more we change the more we stay the same.........

bibliobibuli said...

very true. but to each generation, old things become new again.

Yusuf/Martin said...

nods sagely, ah too true.

How wise you are.............

Anonymous said...

Whitronica anyone ? :)