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Hands Percussion THE NEXT Restage 2014 di Istana Budaya

Hands Percussion (HANDS) restages THE NEXT at Istana Budaya. Joining them is our very own legendary left-handed guitarist, Man Kidal, and Taiwan’s award-winning indigenous singer, Sangpuy Katatepan.

THE NEXT performed in November 2012 was part of HANDS 15th anniversary celebrations. The production won 5 out of their 5 nominations at the 10th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards held in May 2013: Best Solo Performance (Instrumental), Best Group Performance (Instrumental), Best Original Composition, Best Musical Direction & Best Production Values.

Hands Percussion: The Next Restage

[pullquote align=”right”]Though THE NEXT was mainly experimental, the emphasis was still on the percussion. HANDS explored and incorporated different elements of our traditional artforms as well as those found in Southeast Asia, and created a whole new movement and artform which they can proudly call their own.[/pullquote]

HANDS’ Artistic Director Bernard Goh says: Even though traditional musical instruments are being used, the music is unique and modern. This is actually a great advantage and feature of Malaysia’s traditional music and performing arts, we embrace the essence of our traditions, and at the same time, we also discover so many exciting possibilities arising from these traditions.

Sangpuy will perform in the first half of the concert. In November 2012, he released a self-titled debut which won him the Golden Melody Award for Best Aboriginal Artist, 2013. In it are a collection of 14 works, half of which are ancient tunes and half that are new compositions, to reflect on life, earth and the relationship with ancient spirits and human beings. Taipei Times has this to say: …his forceful, penetrating voice has the ability to teleport audiences from urban settings to a place where the Indigenous peoples of Taiwan believe the wind is their friend, and can be summoned by whistling. When the musician talks, he frequently uses natural metaphors like insects, rivers and trees to get his point across.

Bernard adds: Taiwan’s aborigines’ music elements are similar to ours, so it will be so meaningful to perform together on stage.

In the futuristic tinged second half, HANDS continues to push compositional and visual boundaries, giving the audience a turnaround in theatrical experience. Traditional musical instruments like gamelan gongs are played unconventionally; various drums are set-up in challenging positions, and played to exciting music. In other words, HANDS challenges their own creative genius by riding towards the future with their solid fundamentals in traditional music behind them. Man Kidal joins them in this half – the combination of his rock music with HANDS percussive music would simply be mind-blowing!

Hands Percussion: The Next Restage

Hands Percussion THE NEXT Restage 2014 di Istana Budaya

Venue : Panggung Sari
Istana Budaya
Jalan Tun Razak
50694 Kuala Lumpur

Date & Time : 21 & 22 February 2014 8:30pm
23 February 2014 3:00pm

Ticket prices:
RM48 / RM68 / RM98 / RM128 / RM158 / RM208 / RM258
Discounts for HANDS CLUB members

EARLY BIRD PROMOTION:
RM34.50 / RM48.50 / RM69.50 / RM90.50 / RM111.50 / RM146.50 / RM181.50 (until 20 December 2013)

Purchase online: http://www.ticket2u.biz
For more info: www.fb.com/handspercussion

Hands Percussion The Next Restage 2014 Di Istana Budaya

Hands Percussion The Next Restage 2014 Di Istana Budaya

Hands Percussion The Next Restage 2014 Di Istana Budaya

Hands Percussion The Next Restage 2014 Di Istana Budaya

Hands Percussion The Next Restage 2014 Di Istana Budaya

Written by Budiey

Penggemar filem seram yang obses dengan gajet & teknologi terkini dan masih tegar menjadi pengendali portal hiburan & gaya hidup sejak tahun 2007. Kini aktif menjadi Youtuber & Podcaster yang menemubual selebriti dalam BORAK SINI HABIS SINI dan menerbitkan program BULETIN VIRAL di Budiey Channel.

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