One of four things we’re doing at FAST:CoolerLumpur Fest. This will be a poetry recitation, translation, commentary…and then a response to it by artists – spoken word by Jamal Raslan, Japanese koto by Hisako Sube, as well as gambus by Raja Zulkarnain and guitar AZ Samad.
We’ll be looking at two master poets, Hadramout’s Habib Ali Muhammad Alhabshi and Aceh’s Hamzah Fansuri. This part will be handled by Syed Muhiyuddin Al-Attas – who is currently pursuing his M.Phil at CASIS and also works as a lecturer at KUIS. His research interest is in S.M.N Al-Attas’ conception of the West, encompassing the origins of the worldview of the West, its philosophical, cultural and religious roots, and how this worldview is impacting the world.
Gain insights to some of the classical works of Muslim scholars in the medieval period, and its significance for the modern day world. Experience the interplay between literature, and the arts, during which a reading of a classical text will be followed by artistic responses of various traditional instruments from the Muslim and non-Muslim world.