n ACCLAIMED music documentaries rarely get a screening here, you say? Fret not. Here comes Reel Deal nights, featuring music documentary viewing parties at BarSonic, Zouk KL. Reel Deal, curated by the Twilight Actiongirl crew, kicks off its first edition tomorrow night with Eve Wood’s insightful Made In Sheffield.
The documentary tracks the rise of the influential post-punk movement that emerged from Sheffield in the late 1970s, defined by the electronic pop of Cabaret Voltaire, The Human League, ABC, Heaven 17 and others.
Rare archive footage and exclusive interviews with the famous, almost famous, and not famous at all, pull you directly into the Sheffield scene, with its fanzines, nightclubs, weird bands, record labels and all the ambition and creativity that made that time so special.
Loaded with endearing moments and humour, the film captures the essence of the seldom portrayed aftermath of punk and the spirit of the early 1980s British new wave movement. Made In Sheffield is screening tomorrow at BarSonic, Zouk KL, 113, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Admission is free. Showtime: 9pm. n ARE you in the mood for golden oldies? Then this concert could be just the thing for you, and you’ll be doing a good deed at the same time. Yin Ngai Musical Arts Association is organising charity performance Glitz & Glamour – The Song & Dance Music to be held on Saturday (8.30pm) at Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, KL.
The evening aims to be a colourful song and dance musical spanning the era from old Shanghai to the Shaw Brothers’ cinema music. Cabaret act upon cabaret act, it promises to be a night of music, dance and showmanship with all the classic songs that have gone into musical history.
The event is fully sponsored by Hong Bee Group. Proceeds of the show will be donated to Tzu-Chi International relief fund for the relief of hardship and natural disasters.
Tickets by donations are priced at RM108, RM148, RM188, RM228, RM268, RM308 and RM500.
For advance ticket bookings, contact Rachel (% 03-2142 0418/ 012-2918 528) or Felicia (% 017-2522 618). Tickets are also available at the box office on the day of the performance. n PERMATA Seni Muzik young talents violinist Verena Koay and pianist Celestine Yong Qian Yi perform with the National Symphony Orchestra’s classical concert tomorrow (8.30pm) at Panggung Sari, Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur.
Koay, 11, is listed in the Malaysia Book Of Records as the youngest violinist to record an album. The SJK (C) Union schoolgirl was invited to perform at the 36th ARTDO International Conference gala dinner held in Penang last year and the 26th Arab Scout Conference, Khartoum, Sudan, earlier this year. Yong, nine, represented Malaysia at the Fukuoka International Music Festival (FIMF) in Japan last August where she received the Special Young Pianists Of High Music Hope award.
Conductor Mustafa Fuzer Nawi leads the orchestra in Overture To Fidelio (Beethoven), The Four Seasons: Spring (Vivaldi), Piano Concerto (Mozart) and Symphony No.2 in D major (Brahms). Tickets are priced at RM15 and RM25. For details, call % 03-4026 5558 or browse istanabudaya.gov.my. n NO Black Tie (NBT) celebrates its 12th anniversary celebrations with a week-long festival featuring local and international talents.
There will be a classical performance featuring Nicholas Ong, Hii Mei Lin, Evelyn Hii, Lim Jae Sern, Robert Choi and Ho Chi Mei on Oct 25 (9.30pm); Idang Rasjidi & Friends (Oct 26, 9.30pm); Najwa and Elvira Arul (Oct 27, 9.30pm); The Solianos (Oct 28, 10pm); Lewis Pragasam: Asia Rhythm Project (Oct 29 and 30, 10.30pm) and Fieldplayers/Suhu (Oct 31, 9pm).
Tickets are priced between RM30 and RM40. For details, call % 012 690 8862 or email email@example.com. NBT is 17, Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari in KL.
Acclaimed: Catch Flavio Cucchi at Bentley Music Auditorium in Mutiara Damansara, Selangor, next week.