Why waste a trip doing only one thing?

THIS week, I am wearing both my hats, as a troubadour and an academic. I am on the northern leg of my John Bangi Blues album solo tour – hitting George Town, Sungai Petani and Lumut – while also doing a performance-lecture at the International Association of the Study of Popular Music South East Asia (IASPM-SEA) and International Council of Traditional Music (ICTM) Conference 2023 at the Penang House of Music in George Town.

Every time I have a conference out of town, I would use the opportunity to tour locally.