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Malaysia 23 Jan 2012 | 5:51 PM


The gambus or Arabian oud is a stringed instrument with a body shaped like a pear (sliced lengthwise) and a neck bent just below the tuning pegs. It is played in a variety of styles in Malay folk mu...

Community 31 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

Symphonic fusion

HAVING formed in 2009, the dynamic duo of Hanamas are certainly no stranger in the Japan neoclassical music scene.

Community 12 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Residents near sinkhole urged to move out

RESIDENTS of Taman Desawan in Klang who are staying near the houses affected by the sinkhole have been advised to move out temporarily.

Community 01 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Taman Desawan residents want permanent solution to sinking problem

RESIDENTS of Taman Desawan in Klang are living in fear as several houses were damaged following the appearance of a sinkhole in the area.

Community 04 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

CM commends effort by Membakut for making fest a hit

b>KOTA KINABALU: /b>Residents in Sabah's southwest sub-district of Membakut went all out to make the recent Gambus Festival a success.

Community 25 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Gambus maker keeps tradition alive

HALIDAN Ithnin is a fine example of a young craftsman dedicated to preserving the art of making gambus, a traditional musical instrument.

Nation 21 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Halidan and uncle keep the art of making Malay lute alive in Johor

BATU PAHAT: The gambus, the pear-shaped Malay lute used in i>ghazal/iand i>zapin/imusic, continues to be a vibrant part of the local scene with people like Halidan Ithnin making sure the art of making the instrument stays alive.

Lifestyle 08 Jul 2011 | 12:00 AM

Oud of this world

By merging tradition with technology, ethno-electro act DuOud has strung up a soundscape filled with possibilities.

Malaysia 24 Jun 2011 | 6:13 PM


The influence of Islam on the arts in Malaysia is perhaps most evident in the Zapin, a dance form for which the southernmost state of Johor is popular.It is believed to have been introduced here in ...

Nation 12 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

Sumazau dancers create record

KOTA KINABALU: One thousand traditionally-garbed performers danced their way into the Malaysia Book of Records with the graceful Kadazandusun i>sumazau/ito mark the highlight of the Tadau Kaamatan Malaysia open house here last night.