Kaleidoscope III Festival

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This festival promises to be bigger and more exciting than the previous two, with international groups from the Netherlands, Norway and Vietnam playing. Bernard Goh, Artistic Director says, ‘There will not be so much action this time, not so much banging, it will be more soothing – the heartbeat going back to the womb. I want to concentrate on the superb percussive instruments available around us – the gamelan, hang drum, marimba…’.

Besides performances, there will be workshops conducted by both HANDS and their guest artistes. Spread over two weekends for 10 days, winners of the recently held National Secondary School 24 Festive Drumming Competition will play their winning compositions, both HANDS 1 and HANDS 2 will perform together with local artistes, Kamrul Hussin & Geng Wak Long, Kumar Karthigesu & Friends, and No Noise Percussion; and 3 international groups from Holland (Bi-Hots), Vietnam (Binh Minh Ensemble), and Norway (SISU Percussion).

As for the concerts, the first week will be devoted to showcasing the primary and secondary schools 24 Festive Drumming troupes with a 100 drummers performing to kick-start each of the week’s performances. YMCA’s Deafbeat, coached by Bernard, will also be making an appearance. Other highlights include a four year old and a seventy-two year old drummer.

The second week sees the three international groups mentioned above performing. Both HANDS 1 and HANDS 2 will perform, and Kamrul Hussin & Geng Wak Long, Kumar Karthigesu & Friends, and No Noise Percussion will also have their slots. The entire concert should not exceed 100 minutes together with intermission.



Date & Time

7 – 16 November 2014

7 Nov Friday 8:30 PM
8 Nov Saturday 3:00 PM, 8:30 PM
9 Nov Sunday 3:00 PM, 8:30 PM
10 Oct Friday Off day
11 Nov Tuesday Off day
12 Nov Wednesday Off day
13 Nov Thursday Off day
14 Nov Friday 8:30 PM
15 Nov Saturday 3:00 PM, 8:30 PM
16 Nov Sunday 3:00 PM, 8:30 PM

Running 10 shows in total.

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Ticket Prices

  • RM168 Category 1
  • RM128 Category 2
  • RM88 Category 3
  • RM48 Category 4

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