That’s Jazz – Interview with Eva Klesse

15th December 2017

In early December 2017, the Eva Klesse Quartet from Germany visited Malaysia for two concerts, playing at the Penang Island Jazz Festival (PIJF) and in the capital Kuala Lumpur. Both concerts were arranged by the […]


The Art of Improvisation – Jazz in Penang

7th December 2017

Being able to improvise is one of the key competences of jazz musicians. However, the organisers of the 14th Penang Island Jazz Festival (PIJF) proved that they, too, master this art perfectly. Just before the […]


Preserving The Musical Heritage of Penang

22nd June 2017

by Uwe Fischer | With a visit to Penang you cannot really go wrong: there are countless exhibitions, festivals and events all year round, the food is excellent, and lovers of art and history will […]


Building Bridges Via Music

6th September 2016

From 9-22 August 2016, the Jugendorchester Havixbeck went on a concert tour to Singapore and Malaysia. Introduced by their international name “Havixbeck Youth Symphonic Wind Band”, the 58-piece orchestra gave 7 concerts and took the […]


Nading Rhapsody at the Tong Tong Fair

27th May 2016

Nading Rhapsody, a young band from Kuching/Malaysia will be one of the highlights at the Tong Tong Festival in The Hague, performing and giving workshops on the weekend of 4th to 5th June. Founded in […]


Cultural Exchange

19th February 2016

Rolf Stehle is the director of the Goethe-Institut Malaysia. Having studied German philology he became a DAAD lecturer at the University of Limerick from 1984 to 1987. In 1987 he joined the Goethe-Institut and in […]


Langkawi Aseania: An Unforgettable Evening

1st February 2016

The Aseania Resort & Spa Langkawi is one of the most popular places to stay at Langkawi’s Cenang beach area. Located at the end of the busy beach drive called Jalan Pantai Chenang, the impressive […]


Malaysias Thriving Acoustic Guitar Scene

17th January 2016

It is a trend that might not yet be a major movement but definitely it is a hobby enjoying a growing popularity in Malaysia: young people take up the acoustic guitar and become fine fingerstyle players, inspired by Tommy […]


Introducing Guitarist Lai Ze Ren

14th January 2016

To the fingerstyle guitar community in Malaysia, many would have heard of local artistes like Roger Wang, Az Samad and Hady Afro. However, upcoming fingerstyle guitarist Lai Ze Ren from Kuala Lumpur is someone to […]