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The Archipelago Drum Festival and International Invitation

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Pesta Gendang Nusantara or the Archipelago Drum Festival is brought to you by the Melaka Historic City Council with clear intentions:

To display the uniqueness and the charmness of the Malay Archipelago cultural traditions that is closely related ans assimilated eventhough separated by the Straits of Melaka and South China Sea.

Based on ‘One Beat – One Melody’, ‘One Cultural Uniformity , Pesta Gendang pronounce the drum as the element for the beat, the melody and the dance, to relay the awareness to the people, especially the younger generations to show at first – hand how the beat of the drums being manipulated to enhance the beauty of the dance, the sound of music and the spirit of the Malay traditions.

In conjuction of the 5th Anniversary of Melaka Historic City, Melaka will host 500 drummers and percussionist, dancers, cultural activist and reformist and music lovers to play their role in the 11th Archipelago Drum Festival from 9th till 16th April 2008.

So dont miss out this spectacular event from 9 to 16 April 2007.

The Tentatives:

9,10 & 11 April 2008 – Group Performances
(8.00pm – 10.00pm)
12 April 2008
(3.00pm – 6.30pm)
(8.30pm – 10.00pm)

Place : 1) Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka Megamall
2) Hang Tuah Mall
3) Stadhuys Compound
4) Taman Budaya, Ayer Keroh

14 April 2008 – Launching Ceremony of the 5th Anniversary of Melaka Historic City with
(8.30pm – 10.30pm) Grand Performance of 11th archipelago drums festival & International
Place : Dataran Bandaraya, Ayer Keroh

15 April 2008 – Group Performances
(2.00pm – 6.00pm)

Place : 1) Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka Megamall
2) Hang Tuah Mall
3) Stadhuys Compound
4) Taman Budaya, Ayer Keroh

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Hi, I'am Asmaliana, I work at Tourism Melaka. I love my state, Melaka, the world heritage city by UNESCO. Don't Mess With Melaka.

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5 thoughts on “The Archipelago Drum Festival and International Invitation

  1. Dear Sir/Madam,
    We read with delight and interest you page on internet and we must confess we were attracted and inspired to write to you for some information.

    We are a non Governmental organisation in Ghana with a promotion of folklore dance,tradition dance in the society.

    It’s the desire of our organization sack participation of it’s group in your forth coming international folklore dance festival 2009 in your outfit.

    It would be highly appreciated if you could write us back to let us know what our obligation would be towards in your festival 2009.

    Looking forward to reading from you soonest.

    Yours Sincerely,

  2. Hi Mr Amui Kwei,

    I will try to forward you request to the Organizer that is the Historic Melaka Municipal Hall. International Drummers are by invitation as this festival are for drummers from the Malay Archipelago. But Hey, around the globe, drum is still drum. I think they will interested to hear you request…

  3. Hi,

    We are Naaim Pani Dance Theatre from Singapore. We are interested to knw more about your festival and would like to be listed in your invitation for the festival.
    Looking froward to hear from you. thank you

    Admin/Group Leader
    Naaim Pani Dance Theatre


    Dear Sir,

    am glad to be writing to you again.

    Our cultural group apply last year to attend the coming festival , but due to lack of funds , we could not afford to participate .

    So am hereby writing to call your attention to our application again early for you to send us the forms and all information about the festival.

    waiting to hear from you.

    Mr. Cas

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