Malaysia- The Traditional Music & Dance Festival will be held for 10 days beginning from July 20, to coincide with the Kuala Lumpur-Festival 2007, which celebrates the beauty and diversity of culture, arts and heritage in Malaysia.
Organised by Central Market, it will present music and dances from various ethnic groups in Malaysia.
There will also be various music and dance workshops for visitors and locals alike. Of great interest will be the angklung performance, an indigenous Malay musical instrument in the form of bamboo shakers, producing musical notes of a percussion variety.
The show will be from July 24 to July 29, from 12pm to 7pm.
The Traditional Music & Dance Festival begins with Multi Cultural Dance Performance on July 21, where children and teenagers will present various cultural dances in Malaysia. The highlight will be the beautiful costumes and performances by these groups of youths.
The next day will see ethnic dances from all over Malaysia, under the banner Ethnic Dance of Malaysia. Here, one is able to view the traditional dances from Sabah and Sarawak by the minority ethnic community such as the Ibans` and the Kadazans`. The dances will be shown in a 30 minute performance at 5pm.
The following Saturday will see the Farmer Night Dance - performance, where probes such as bamboo`s, tempurung (coconut shells)- and wan bulan (traditional kites) will be used by the dancers, to learn some interesting local music and dances.
The workshops will be held on July 21 and July 22, 2007 between 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. The workshops will be held for angklung, Malaysian Percussion, Malay, Chinese and Indian traditional dances as well as the indigenous orang asli dance.
Source: www.brudirect.com (23 Juli 2007)