Artistic director Boyz Chew Soon Heng consistently stands by the principle of "create, allow to sink in and precipitate, then recreate".
This time, using “The Era” (this 2009 composition was co-created together with former drummers of Tsun Jin High School) as a blueprint, two drumming camps were held under the heading “Journey to D'March” for secondary schools and universities, which led to the idea of a "classics" concert.
Through this platform, we hope that each drumming group can re-organize their past works of classics or (more matured) all-new creations, gradually bring up the artistic value of these pieces, in an effort of preservation and continuity, all while reaching more audiences.
In 1988, musician Mr Tan Hooi Song and poet Mr Tan Chai Puan conceived the 24 Festive Drums cultural performance.
Since then, drumming groups began to form in schools, nurturing and refining this newly emerged culture through their continual efforts of creating and composing.
28 years later,
in this high-speed developing era, how many of these compositions can stand the test of time?
In this multicultural era, what do the drummers leave behind as classics?
Through "Dong Dak Beat" Drumming Concert, compositions are discovered and classics are recollected.
Walk into the theatre and discover for yourself the power of the 24 Festive Drums--accumulated over the years.
What could be its appeal, its charm?
Date & Time 日期时间
17 March 2016 @ 3pm – Special Screening of [Journey To The East] “东游记”西马首映会
17,18,19 March 2016 @ 8:30pm
19 March 2016 @ 3:00pm
20 March 2016 @ 11:00am
Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Category / Music