Rise Of The Indie Busker

07 March 2016

It takes a special talent to put yourself out there with an open heart and open case for tips. We’ve all encountered buskers before, but how often have we walked passed them, too busy to notice? Time to stop and smell the roses, or in this case, hear the music.

Busking is gaining momentum as a platform for independent musicians to share their music with the public, while ensuring that they manage to get food in their stomachs. Aside from Kuala Lumpur’s de-facto assortment of street buskers, a new deluge of venues and events now give these musicians a much-needed spotlight.


The free-wheeling Otam walks amongst the crowd in Kuala Lumpur 


Fabian Mark Peter, plying his trade at a Kuala Lumpur mall


Brendan de Cruz tries to catch the crowd’s ears at Kuala Lumpur mall


George Wong puts on a show at a local Kuala Lumpur coffee joint


Maha Jeffery takes a look around at Medan Pasar


The Feel Tu Penting collective, up and at it at a Kuala Lumpur venue


Local musician Fikri Hisham


Endee Ahmad, after a good set

As seen by Ian Tai

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