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Excerpt: TIAN LONG – The Hakka Singer

After a decade of challenges in the Malaysian music industry, graphic designer Tian Long had given up on making a living through music. Then he made a funny animated video about being a Hakka Chinese guy pleading with his girlfriend not to go to England. His YouTube inbox was flooded with messages from thousands of Continue reading Excerpt: TIAN LONG – The Hakka Singer

Excerpt: THE STORY OF KIDZ

A group of waist-high kids being adopted by a music mentor, to be tutored at his home? Seems unthinkable doesn’t it? Moses De Silva, a double bass player in Kota Kinabalu, was my translator in this interview. Warning: a bit of politically incorrect joshing between school friends here. [Excerpt from: Funk, Joanna. SabahSongs: Contemporary Music Continue reading Excerpt: THE STORY OF KIDZ