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Wednesday June 25, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday June 25, 2014 MYT 8:35:20 AM
THE country’s first Punjabi Music Academy has been set up in Ipoh, Perak.
Malaysia National Sikhs Movement secretary-general Datuk Amarjit Singh Gill said the academy, located at Persiaran Desa Rishah in Taman Mas, was launched on Saturday by Perak Cultural Committee chairman Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi.
“The academy is the first of its kind to be set up in Perak and also in Malaysia to promote Punjabi music and culture.
“The setting up of this academy will encourage more Sikh youths to learn to play cultural musical instruments like the dhol, tabla and dholki,” he said in a press statement recently.
Amarjit said the academy was set up about two months ago.
“We already have about 30 students signed up with us,” he said.
Academy founder Harvinder Singh said the response has been encouraging and he hoped similar centres could also be set up in other parts of Malaysia.
During the launch, Nolee Ashilin hit the dhol three times as a symbolic gesture.
Also present was Malaysian Bhangra ambassadors from the group Goldkartz, comprising brothers Manjit Singh Gill and Sukhjit Singh Gill.
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