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Community 10 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM

10-day music camp is Malaysia’s first Year of Festivals events

KUCHING: Malaysia’s Year of Festivals has kicked off in Sarawak with the opening of the Global Network for Higher Music Education (Glomus), a 10-day camp for 120 youth participants from 27 countries.

Focus 07 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Bassist reminisces about having Jerry Felix and Paul Ponnudorai as mentors

PLAYING with rock drummer extraordinaire Jerry Felix and guitar legend Paul Ponnudorai is no mean feat, especially when you’re only 21.

Focus 14 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Fusion of beats comes alive

DRUMS … it’s primal, tribal and the basis of most music. Its sound can send people into a frenzy. So, when you take exotic percussion instruments such as the Brazilian surdo, the Indian tabla and thavil, the Malay kompang and gendang, the Chinese drum, the Trinidadian steel pan, the African djembe/talking dru, and put them in the right hands, you have a percussion experience like no other.

Community 16 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Thirty-year establishment in Kuala Lumpur honours guests at appreciation night

DRUMMING in celebrations for the new lunar year and continued growth, Corus Hotel Malaysia reaffirmed its plans to develop alongside loyal business partners.

Community 27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Lakeside festivities at Seremban 2

A sea of lanterns illuminated City Park, the six-hectare lakeside recreational site popular with residents of Seremban 2.

Focus 11 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Drummer’s choice to concentrate on his skills as a teen pays off

Before he was 10, he was playing along to the R & B skewed pop of Janet Jackson and Bobby Brown on a makeshift drum set, consisting of encyclopedias. He got his first set of drum pads when he was 11 and he practiced for hours a day, something he did right into his teens. He didn’t do teen things like hanging out and dating.

Community 27 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Award-winning school band in need of funds for Jakarta stint

THE winner of multiple band displays — Sultanah Asma School (SAS) band of Alor Setar — will once again make its presence felt in the international scene.

Community 13 Jul 2015 | 12:00 AM

Ministries taken to task

SIBU: The Sarawak Consumer Protection Association deeply regrets the lackadaisical attitude of the Home Ministry and Education Ministry in looking into the school security guards’ salary issue.

Community 22 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Drumming their way to spirituality

THE sound emanating from the urumee, a double-headed hourglass-shaped drum commonly used by village musicians in south India, easily attracts a crowd.

Community 24 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Drumming up support for St Nicholas’ charity concert

VISUALLY impaired musicians Samantha Khoo and Robert Maidin from the St Nicholas Home band will be among the artistes performing at a charity concert organised by the home on Sept 10.