The award-winning, renowned Malaysian percussion ensemble, HANDS Percussion, will be in Ipoh next Saturday and I am most excited about watching their live performance. Well, if you can’t tell from reading this text, you can imagine me jumping up and down when I heard the news!
HANDS Percussion originated with the traditional ‘24 Festive Drums’. The group is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Over the years, this group’s repertoire, vocabulary and capabilities have transformed and improved significantly.
Performances by HANDS are now a testament of their commitment and genuine passion to its art form and artistry. Elaborately stylised choreography of movement and dance is synonymous with their productions, which incorporate drums and other instruments such as the gamelan, djembe, kompang, gendang, timpani and marimba.
The ensemble, who is on a nationwide tour, is making a stop in Ipoh, thanks to PSPA Junior Associates Conference (JAC). Yes, all you musicians and budding musicians – pay attention to the information that I am about to share.
Sign up for the JAC Full Day Programme Package (below). Be quick as it is only limited to 120 pax and is on first come, first served basis. Last day of registration is 11th April, 2017.
JAC Full Day Programme Package:
Date: 16th April 2017 (Sunday)
Venue: SMJK Yuk Choy Auditorium, Ipoh
i) Workshop + Talk + Matinee Show + PSPA Membership = RM50.00 (Students)
ii) Workshop + Talk + Matinee Show + PSPA Membership = RM100.00 (Adults)
** Optional – lunch provided at additional RM20
A) 9.00am – 11.00m : Workshop: 节奏以外 Beyond Rhythm
B) 11.30am – 1.30pm : HANDS Talk: 巡手，寻.守 Search for Identity and the Preservation of Tradition
C) 3.00pm – 5.30pm : Matinee Show: 巡手 Hands on Tour [held at JKKN Perak]
If you are like me, someone who just wants to spend an enjoyable evening, HANDS has a public performance on 15th April (8.30pm), at Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara Perak (JKKN Perak – Taman Budaya).
Video: Drumbeat Inferno 马来西亚手集团《鼓焰》 by HANDS Percussion Malaysia
Get in touch with the Perak Society of Performing Arts (PSAP) today to secure your seats!
Perak Society of Performing Arts
Add: 151, Jalan Dato’ Lau Pak Khuan, Ipoh Garden, 31400 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Tel: 05-2427814 / 012-5056192
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