Multicultural dance the main draw for National Month


PUTRAJAYA: The Malay joget, Chinese ribbon dance, Indian classical dance, Ngiluk (Sabah) and Ngajat (Sarawak), which will be accompanied by the Keluarga Malaysia song, is the main attraction during the National Month and Fly the Jalur Gemilang 2022 launch at Dataran Putrajaya tomorrow.

The Information Department Pentarama choreographer Jafly Jaapar said the interpretive dance moves that correspond with the lyrics of Keluarga Malaysia are expected to be the “wow” factor for the event.

“We combine the five dances in one song ... to reflect the beauty of ethnic diversity in Malaysia,” he told Bernama.

He said 11 dancers will be involved in the three-minute performance accompanied by the Keluarga Malaysia song.

The lyrics were written by Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony, which is one of the main events to enliven the National Month celebrations.

Jafly, who had been involved in this for more than a decade, said he prioritises uniformity and dancers’ compatibility to ensure that they can deliver the performance in line with the National Day theme “Keluarga Malaysia Teguh Bersama” (The Malaysian Family – Standing Strong Together).

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