This Saturday 21 April 2012 marks a significant date for the Sun Bears in Malaysia. Over 35 musicians including singer songwriters Rafique Rashid who has penned a song specially about the bears, and Amir Yussof, Jerome Kugan as well as upcoming acts like Tashya's Ink, The Impatient Sisters, Ryota Katayama, bands from International School of Kuala Lumpur come together to perform at Rockin' 4 the Environment's Sun Bear Rock! 2012 in Central Market, Kuala Lumpur.
The musicians supporting the cause are instrumental in generating public awareness on the Sun Bears species - one of the smallest and the least known of the eight bear species in the world. Until today, Sun Bears are still being hunted and poached from their natural habitat. So the weeklong festival seeks to raise awareness about the plight of the species as well as the importance of continuous environmental education: read press release.
We INVITE YOU to attend the official launch of Rockin' 4 the Environment: Sun Bear Rocks! this Saturday, 21 April 2012 from 12.00pm-4.00pm.
The programme is as follows:
21 April 2012 @ Central Market Main Carpark Stage
12:00 Welcome speech by Kenny Peavy of Environmental Education Alliance of Southeast Asia
12:30 Introduction to Sun Bears by Wong Siew Te of Bornean Sun Bears Conservation Centre in Sepilok, Sabah
12:45 Musicians rock for the Sun Bears!
13:00 The Impatient Sisters
13:30 Rafique Rashid
14:00 Rustic Rose
14:30 Tak Nak
15:00 Ten Thousand Talents
15:30 Shazet beatbox
22 April 2012, 2-5pm, Universiti Invasion! @ Panggung Eksperimen, Universiti Malaya (RM3)
EcoKnights film screening event - https://www.facebook.com/events/207416712700447/?ref=ts
25 April 2012, 8.30-11.00pm, Jazz, Blues, Country gig @ Doppel Kafe, Central Market Annexe (RM15)
26 April 2012, 8.30-11.00pm, Acoustic open mic gig @ Doppel Kafe, Central Market Annexe (RM5)
27 April 2012, 4.00-11.00pm, Bazaar & Finale Concert @ Central Market Main Carpark Stage (Free) / Central Market Annexe Gallery (RM40 by donation)