Unleashing Your Genius - Vol: 5
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-RM 18 (rm8 goes towards your drink!)
-Seats (30) • Floor Seats (15) • Standing Room (30)
UNLEASHING YOUR GENIUS (MUSIC & ARTS) - Tues at 8pm, Sept 6
‘Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.’
We all have genius within us. Yet knowing you have a genius within doesn't make picking up a guitar or a paintbrush any easier. On the contrary, if we believe that "art" is for "artists" only, we live only as an observer and dreamer.
On Wednesday night, you'll hear how these artists found their way to let art into their lives. Unique stories of self-expression, we promise you’ll leave inspired to unleash your own genius!
OPEN MIC - Join us to share your genius with a warm and supportive crowd! A poem, a song, a cover of your favorite tune…we want to hear it! Just book your open mic spot here:
Join us for a shot of creative inspiration, for soulful conversations with old and new friends over coffee/drinks, and for a night that’ll inspire you to unleash your own genius. Come alone, or bring friends. Either way, you’ll meet a new crowd to mingle with!
And as always, feel free to join the artists afterwards to freestyle and create fun music on the fly!
FEATURING ARTISTS //
Poems & Music by Olivia Mercado, with Johnathan Lee:
Yogi. Salsaholic dance freak. Painter. Dreamer. Singer. Endless energy. Great conversationalist. Brains and Passion and a love for motorbikes. Olivia is a life lover, always seeking for experiences to take her to the next level - whether it’s languages, learning new dance moves or writing poems, she believes in expansion and stepping out of the dimensions of her comfort zone. While born/raised in Bolivia, she started exploring the world at 27, first teaching Art in Vietnam, the path that led her to move to KL in 2012. She later received her Yoga Teacher Certification, volunteer taught, and traveled in Bali. After a Masters in Education, and teaching in KL, her passion for yoga and change then led her to Mindvalley’s Online Yoga Platform, where she currently works. When Olivia isn’t teaching yoga, you can find her dancing Kizomba, laughing it up with friends, hopping on a plane off to explore some idyllic island or slow-sipping a single malt whiskey, attending a stand-up comedy show, art event or just chilling by the pool with music and a great book. At Gaslight, you’ll see her sharing some of her poems and voice for the crowd :)
Johnathan is professional guitarist and Oud player from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Having started out in Kuala Lumpur, he moved to Boston, United States in late 2014 to pursue and further his musical education at Berklee College of Music. Whilst at Berklee he was trained with several world touring musicians incl. David Fiucynzski, Tim Miller, Mick Goodrick, Bret Wilmot, Ed Saindon, Dave Santoro and Israel Sandoval. It was also in Berklee where he was first exposed to the world of
Arabic classical music. Under the guidance of renowned Palestinian Israeli Oud and Violin player, Simon Shaheen, Johnathan has since been trained in arabic classical music theory, actively recording and performing on the Oud in genres ranging from classical to fusion to flamenco. Having a deep respect and admiration for folk music from around the world, he combines ￼his background as a jazz educated guitarist with influences from the Arab music world, as well as that of his native ￼homeland of Malaysia in both his playing style and original compositions.
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- 15-2, JALAN MEDAN SETIA 1, PLAZA DAMANSARA, BUKIT DAMANSARA, 50490, KL Malaysia
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