Around The World In 80 Minutes

In 80 Minutes, they present a great collection of songs from around the world by their very own powerhouse of musicians, music educators and multi-instrumentalists bonded by their inherent Malaysian heritage.

Ondo! Handpan Concert

About Ondo! Ondo! places the ethereal sounds of the handpan centre stage in this collaboration between percussionist Jian Hao and HANDS Percussion giving it an unexpected spin. With its naturally delicate and light soothing sounds it usually invokes melancholic sentiments, often related to meditation or a sense of calm. Ondo in Japanese means temperature, referring […]

Upcoming Shows

Drumhouse-Honouring a Cultural Heritage by HANDS Percussion Malaysia

RhapsoD 30 Nov – 3 Dec 2023 @ KLPAC For the first time, our professional percussionists will be performing with students from the Little Yellow Flower Foundation, the Hands Percussion Academy (HPA) as well as with former students now professional performers, DeafBeat. Taught by our professionals this is a platform on which the 24 Festive […]

Drumbeat Inferno 鼓焰 drummer lives on energy, an there is no energy quite like fire. The flames rise quickly, and the speed at which the inferno spreads is matched by the increasing intensity of the drummer’s music, passion and strength. For a few brief minutes, this fiery composition consumes the drummers in a frenzy of leaps and […]

Taksu: The Spirit of Gamelan

Article Links: Synopsis The Balinese believe that the ancient concept of taksu is what motivates a person’s random act of kindness. It is the purest essence of an individual, existing beyond education or learned skill. An ancient (some say spiritual) concept held close at heart by the Balinese, it is referred to […]

Armour and Skin

Synopsis Under Sudi and Ghafir’s direction the soothing calls of the Malay and Balinese gamelan coaxes responses from the Chinese drums and vice versa, striking a lively varying toned conversation of metallic and deep timbre sounds. The gamelan is made of metal, yet speaks gently and elegantly. The drums are fashioned from supple skin, yet […]