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TBWA Kuala Lumpur partners with the Cooler Lumpur Festival

KUALA LUMPUR – The Cooler Lumpur Festival, Kuala Lumpur’s annual multi-disciplinary celebration of culture and ideas is once again partnering with TBWA\ Kuala Lumpur, while PopDigital will curate the event.

Now in its fifth year, the festival takes place on August 19 and 20th at the White Box, Publika. This year’s theme; ‘Notes from the Future’ aims capture the essence of KL providing an insight and understanding how the country will shape itself in the years to come, especially with rapid changes the city undergoes each year.

TBWA’s involvement includes; re:cover, a creative interpretation of 12 local classic albums by 12 designers such as Driv Loo, Tan Sueh Li, Ellie See, NS Foon, Liana Azwa, Zoe Lee, Faridz Husaini, Amirul Halim, Izmeq Fenner, Chun Boon, Olivia Ariferiani and Aida Sa’ad (@yellowmushmellow). Supported by The Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM), the initiative looks to explore how music transcends time through creative interpretations. re:cover hopes its reimagined renditions can inspire compelling conversations and bridge the gap between younger and older generations.


All re:cover art will be made available for auction, with proceeds going to help local musicians realise their dreams. Those who are interested but unable to attend have the option to bid on re:cover album covers through on the days itself.

In addition, TBWA\KL will introduce T.O.B.I, (TBWA’s Own Bot Implementation) a robot ‘from the future’ that can converse with the audience; specially-designed enamel pins featuring art that reimagine the agency’s take on a futuristic Malaysia; a letter-writing booth for attendees to pen letters from their future selves, and a Disruption Talk featuring notable Women in Business, who will provide different perspectives on empowerment.

“We are very proud to partner with The Cooler Lumpur Festival for the second consecutive year, and our involvement has certainly expanded, said Yee Hui Tsin, Chief Operating Officer of TBWA\KL. “The re:cover project has grown at least three times in size, and we’re really excited about T.O.B.I, our robot. As the Disruption agency, we hope to continue to invest in this cultural platform, and provide some truly thought provoking content.”

The Cooler Lumpur Festival takes place on 19 & 20 August 2017 at the White Box, Publika.

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