Catch The Wild, Wild Fever This Saturday at The Bee, Publika! | WWF Malaysia

Catch The Wild, Wild Fever This Saturday at The Bee, Publika!



Posted on 21 November 2017
Wild Wild Fever: Where Nature and Music Collide
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A concert by WWF-Malaysia’s rock star scientists, 8pm to 11pm, 25 November 2017
 
Kuala Lumpur: Did you know that Brian May, the world-famous, Isaac Newton-lookalike guitarist of the rock band Queen, is an astrophysicist and actually has a doctorate in the field? The legendary rock star was awarded a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London in 2007. He had started his doctoral studies in 1971 and only completed his PhD in 2007, in between decades of rocking concert arenas all over the world.

Closer to home, we also have scientists and conservationists who can switch effortlessly between reading scientific journals and music sheets. Calling themselves “Panda Jam”, WWF-Malaysia’s in-house band has featured a rotating membership since its debut at the Santa Jaw Goes Life concert in Publika last December. Its current line-up is led by bassist Victor Andin, a Senior Sustainable Aquaculture Officer, and consists of three vocalists: WWF-Malaysia’s Executive Director/CEO Dato' Dr Dionysius Sharma (who also plays the acoustic guitar), Sustainable Seafood Officer Amierah Amer, and Senior Marine Conservation Officer Gavin Jolis. Also in the band are guitarist and Marine Policy Officer Muhammad Hafizullah, and volunteers Rachel Robert and Silvanus John who play the keyboard and drums respectively.

You can catch Panda Jam and other musical acts this Saturday at Wild Wild Fever: Where Nature and Music Collide, a concert for Mother Nature at The Bee, Publika, in conjunction with WWF-Malaysia’s 45th anniversary. Established as a national conservation trust on 13 January 1972, WWF-Malaysia began as a humble two person-organisation and now boasts more than 200 staff and six conservation programmes. It currently runs more than 90 projects covering a diverse range of environmental conservation and protection work all over the country.

Kicking off Wild Wild Fever at 8pm will be musical legends Markiza and Peter, a husband-and-wife duo who drove Malaysia’s indie scene in the 90’s, followed by indie singer-songwriter Ryota Kayatama, post-rock band The Metaphor, Panda Jam, and lastly, a closing performance by rockers Kaya the Band.

Entrance to Wild Wild Fever concert is FREE and attendees can sign up as donors and also check out cool merchandise sold by the WWF-Malaysia booth near The Bee’s entrance. There will also be fun activities in between the performances and several lucky concert-goers will go home with special gifts from WWF-Malaysia.

For more information on Wild Wild Fever: Where Nature and Music Collide, please visit WWF-Malaysia’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wwfmy.

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For more information, please contact:

Leona Liman
Senior Communications Officer, WWF-Malaysia
Tel: +6 088 262 420 ext 123
Email: lliman@wwf.org.my
 
Sheena Wong
Tel: +603-7450 3773 ext 6412
Email: sywong@wwf.org.my
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