Monday, 1st January 2007: The Ricecooker & Bau Bau Caf?© – Ground Breaking Party @ Central Market
The Ricecooker & Bau Bau Caf?© are having a join-party AKA groundbreaking ceremony for their shops at the Terrace, 1st Floor, The Annexe, Central Market, KL.
Details below Flyer & Map on the way!
THE GONDRONG RETURNS!
LOCK UP YOUR BELIAS! IT’S THE KUTUS HOMECOMING!
Monday, 1st January 2007
FREE FOR EVERYONE
starts at 8.30 PM
First Floor Terrace, The Annexe, Central Market, Kuala Lumpur
Bring your own merrymaking utensils!
Everyone is invited to come and join the fun. There will be a free film screening by the KWKL gang (Kaki Wayang Kaki Lima) inside The Ricecooker shop featuring some shorts, indie and documentaries. On the terrace, we will have a small stage for acoustic and theatrical performances. The Bau Bau Caf?© will be presenting their menu for testing! All food and drinks free as long as it lasted lah!
People taking part:
Azmyl Yunor, Sherry, M. Jayzuan, Fathulistiwa, Sei Hon, Rahmat Haron, Aiman Civil Disorder, The FNBKL Group, Jalan Kempas Troupe, part of the Tugu Circle Percussion Group, Sumbang and more to be confirmed.
Films to be shown:
The Idiots, Kalsom, The Corporation, The Road to Guantanamo, John Pilger’s New Rulers of The World, Don Lett’s Punk – Attitude, Urgh! A Music War! and more TBA.
Central Market has always been the home for the local underground music and alternative or subculturally-inclined creative people ever since the mid-80s. It was where all the bands, writers, editors, DIY record label people, independent music promoters, street artists, buskers, painters, etc. came together everyday to meet, hang-out, plan their projects, and more. It was a potently creative scene which had given birth to many currently well-known artists, musicians, writers and more.
However, the closing of the Hameed Restaurant (situated inside the Central Market) earlier this year signified the final nail in the coffin for that part of the arts and music scene in KL. With no central place to meet, the Kuala Lumpur offbeat, non-commercial creative people are generally scattered all around the city, with a large number of them opting to just stay at home and watch the idiot box instead! This sudden vegetation of the creative minds of our pemuda-pemudi harapan bangsa is very alarming and unhealthy indeed.
With that in mind, two entities have been hard at work trying to resurrect the old Central Market lepak-lepak camaraderie and creative culture. The scene needs a place to sit, meet and be hard at work again, and so The Ricecooker and Bau Bau Caf?© with the help of the good people involved with the new Central Market management; are coming together to provide the space needed for all the activities to mushroom and prosper just like the golden years that was from the late-80s and mid-90s.
Bau Bau Caf?©
Bau Bau Caf?© is a food and drinks outlet run by a collective of young persons, some of them involved in the Food Not Bombs KL. The aim is to celebrate youth culture and alternative urban living. Bau Bau is going to be the ultimate caf?© resistance ‚Äì port Anak Muda – a meeting place where the lepak culture is transformed into an art form. The caf?© is offering the ultimate experience of Masakan Melayu – a fusion of very traditional Malay food m?©lange with the minimalist and hungry urban youth lifestyle.
The Ricecooker (or The Ricecooker Shop) is an outlet for any sort of creative products produced outside of the normal mainstream channels. It’s a shop celebrating and promoting the oft-sidelined independent and do-it-yourself culture; especially products from the Southeast Asian region.
It will carry music, films, art, fanzines, books, writings, merchandising and more made by artists, musicians, writers, poets et al who believe in the spirit of punk rock and DIY; keeping it sharp and real without any involvement from the corporations and profit-centric entities out there. The Ricecooker will also offer design services, web consultancy, publishing and printing.
Both Bau Bau Caf?© and The Ricecooker are situated on the big and open first floor Terrace at Central Market’s Annexe (the building immediately at the back of the main Central Market).
For the past few months, the Central Market Annexe is being gradually renovated into an arts and performing centre featuring several different spaces and rooms for exhibitions, theatre, film shows, concerts, workshops and other creative ventures. The building will soon be hosting four floors of the arts and music day in and day out!
Bau Bau Caf?© and The Ricecooker are a part of this fine effort by the new Central Market management and labDNA to bring the arts, its people and creations back its original home, back to Central Market!
Special thanks to Nani Kahar, Peter Kiernan and CM’s supremo Mr. Bernard Bong for making all of this possible!
Remember people! It’s about the arts! Arts for the people! Arts for everyone!
PLEASE ALL COME AND CELEBRATE THE HOMECOMING!
for more details:
NOTE: Those who wanna take part in the performances, do contact us! We have a stage with four mikes and a PA.
pergh! jadi buka juga akhirnya bau2 cafe, dengar cerit, ada 13 jenis belacan dari 13 negeri…kewl!
aku meniaga otak2 kat situ boleh ke?
kudos and good luck!
dulu kalau sebelum pi puduraya nak balik ipoh, aku duk slalu singgah minum kat hameed dan kedai andrew. skang hameed tutup. so, bole la lepak kedai andrew, bau bau cafe dan the ricecooker plak, yeah!!
YEAH….! Joe Bukak Kedai makan, Nampaknya lepas aku habis kerja aku terus singgah sana hehehe… 😛
Goodluck Joe with The Ricecooker!
Goodluck Atiah & Co. with Bau Bau Cafe!
yeayyy!! aku happy dgn seme berita ni tapi sabtu ni aku dokleh gi…duk kapung lagi. cuti. bereh boh…
Good luck!! aku akan singgah kalau aku ke kuala lumpur
best2..dah ade port org muda..ekekek..
Hello Joe, Ilan
Fantastic, so pleased to hear that the shop/cafe is up and running.
Good luck with it!!
Can you send me a postal address so I can send you some CDs for the store?
Just a note to wish everybody a great 2007! Have fun tomorrow at CM.
mlm semlm mmg best.
lepas ni boleh la “jom lepak CM!”
congrats(and thanks) joe and gang! the good old days of cm are back! sorry couldnt be at the launch, was stuck in the mountain hills of cameron. c u at the shop soon ya?
malam yang sangat happening!!
Gila Happening malam Tu, Tempat jadi Pack habis Disco tu pun kalah hahaha :P, AKu sampai terputus string 😛
Terima kasih everyone. It was a very successful groundbreaking (if I can say so myself!). thank you to everyone who took part, everyone who was there, everyone who helped cleaning up and painting the shops, and everyone who gave us the moral support! There are still a lot of things to be done before the shops can be opened, all help is welcomed!
I’m a bit busy again with the job to pay for all this plans but I will be concentraing on updating this site in the next few days. again, sorry to those who are still waiting for their stuff to be reviewed and their flyers to be put up here.
BTW; we have one legendary musician helping out with The Ricecooker shop all the past week. His name is Stick and he plays with Ruin in the UK, also used to drum for Doom, Extreme Noise Terror, Zounds, Dirt and many, many more great UK punk bands from the mid-80s till now. He’s super cool and his partner Sarah is also a blast!
joe..weekend ni ade kat kedai tak?ingat nak gi jalan2 CM.then nak singgah kedai..leh jugak tlg ape2 yg patut.hihi..