Drumbeat Inferno 鼓焰

https://youtu.be/QvzKWSgpbXAA 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: https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/culture/2019/10/01/gamelan-hands-percussion-klpac-chinese-drums https://www.optionstheedge.com/topic/culture/hands-percussions-new-concert-combines-chinese-drums-malay-and-balinese-gamelan-music https://www.malaymail.com/news/showbiz/2019/09/24/hands-percussion-gamelan-performance-in-tribute-to-late-malaysian-theatre-i/1793722 https://www.nst.com.my/lifestyle/groove/2019/10/526999/showbiz-deep-movement-love https://www.diversecity.my/2019-event/taksu/ 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 […]

Kaleidoscope V – HANDS International Drumming Festival 2018: Unbeatable

Synopsis It is a fact, that life in all its glory can unexpectedly come down hard on anyone. In order to keep facing life’s challenges, we need to be ready with a mighty spirit. One that helps us get up and move forward when we fall. This is the essence behind Kaleidoscope 5, a spirit […]

DeafBeat 10th Anniversary Concert: YMCA ‘Inner Voices’

Synopsis DeafBeat celebrates their 10 th Anniversary this 2017. They have taken their music and art to places like New Delhi, India for SAMBHAV 2011, at home for Kaleidoscope III, International Drumming Festival 2014 and to Warsaw, Poland for the 2016 Brave Festival. After 10 years in the performing arts industry the 8 deaf youths […]

Percussion Paradise: HANDS 20th Anniversary

Synopsis In what perfectly embodies HANDS PERCUSSION, Percussion Paradise represents what paradise is to the group. A celebration for its 20 years, it is a tribute to the group. Percussion is at the core of their lives and it is what they live and breathe. It drives them, it challenges them. It pushes them to […]

Wind of Nomads

Synopsis Since the beginning of time, humans have migrated, reimagining and rebuilding their lives throughout beauty, tolerance and innovation. Wind of Nomads is a metaphor reflecting human and cultural migration, the passage of energies throughout generations, globalization and integration. This work is inspired by the soul of two of the world’s great deserts in Africa […]

Kaleidoscope IV – HANDS International Drumming Festival 2014: Drumming Nation

Synopsis ‘Drumming Nation’ is the 4th installation to HANDS Percussion’s International Drumming Festival, Kaleidoscope. After 3 successful runs, it is clear that drumming and percussion is enjoyed by all kinds of people. It has the potential to unite a community through the enjoyment of creative music. Malaysia is rich in diversity of people, cultures and […]

Synthesis – A Repertoire of Resonance @ The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO)

Synopsis SYNTHESIS – A Repertoire of Resonance is a masterful collection showcasing brilliant musicality, merging cultures and innovation. Drawing on Malaysia’s rich fusion of music and culture, audiences will hear a synthesis of sounds and arrangements. Experience various interconnections of the Shigu, Bonang, Gongs, Kesi, Gendang, Cello, Flute and the Gamelan. The repertoire will include […]

OPIUM – Artistic Expressions by French and Malaysian Artists

Synopsis OPIUM is a journey about perspective and taking risks. A risk is worth taking when the benefits could change your life. A risk is worth taking when you are driven by dreams, passion and courage. Reflective of a past that has tinges of dark but endearing memories is the soul behind OPIUM. Memories based […]

HANDS Fundraising Concert – Inspiring 1000

Synopsis Raising funds for 1,000 students to have the opportunity to attend the HANDS International Drumming Festival, Kaleidoscope IV in September 2016 the HANDS Percussion ensemble has organised ‘Inspiring 1000’, a fund-raising concert. The 90 minute programme will feature guest artists who will perform with HANDS in some of their classic pieces including ‘Drumbeat Inferno’, […]

Ju Percussion Group Asia Tours

Synopsis The Ju Percussion Group (JPG) is a contemporary world class percussion group. Founded by percussionist Ju, Tzong-Ching in January 1986, it is the first professional percussion group in Taiwan. Following Ju’s direction, the JPG is now renowned worldwide for its innovative blending of East and West, traditional and contemporary. Presented by HANDS Percussion, on […]