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MYBC Lift Up Buskers Community

Have you heard about Malaysian Buskers Club (MYBC)?

MYBC or its official name "Kelab Penghibur Jalanan Malaysia" is actually has made a transformation to local street artist, which also known as buskers.

Founded by Wady Hamdan on 2013, MYBC had fixed the busker's images and remove the bad perception of the public about the latter. The public used to believes they are beggars or a person who engaged in unhealthy activities.

Supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, MYBC in representing buskers community are now able to move as the nation tourism ambassadors. 

 Wady Hamdan (left) with Tourism and Culture deputy minister Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin at Street Artist Appreciation Night on May 25, 2016
Wady Hamdan (left) with Tourism and Culture deputy minister Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin at Street Artist Appreciation Night on May 25, 2016







Furthermore, the club also working closely with Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government  in creating a hub location for busking at public which  monitored by the Local Authority under the My Buskers Corner programme. 

The club also collaborating with the National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) in ensuring the buskers were drug-free.

As a result, after 3 years been created, MYBC had proved that busking phenomenon has been an activity that is creating a lifestyle to ignite tourism sector, creating healthy social activities in urban areas, driving the development of youth and creating opportunities for employment and a good income.

Malaysia Tourism and Culture Deputy Minister, Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin launching the Street Artist Appreciation Night, recently.
This activity also has been a platform to promote various campaigns or promotion and also chosen by tv stations, radio, various events with a more appropriate presentation in shopping center, restaurants and cafes, airports and etc.

Other than that, MYBC lifted several names like Genji Buskers, Caliph Busskers buskers which they has now been a recording artist. Todays, buskers are now more known as street celebrity.

With current membership of over 11,000 members throughout the country, MYBC continues to work closely with the government and the private sector to strengthen the busking activities.
Four street artists received "Anugerah Prestasi Cemerlang" at the Street Artist Appreciation Night, recently. From left: Meor Yusof Azidin and Meor Hassan, Aznan bin Aziz and from right: Norasrul Hanif Abdul Wahab and Roslee Yusop

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