Tamparuli echoes with sounds of bamboo music

 

By JASON JACK EBIT

TAMPARULI: The sound and music from bamboo instruments serenading through the Tun Hamdan Hall here yesterday, children and adults pitted themselves at the 11th Bamboo Music Festival.

The programme, under the auspices of the Kinabalu Ochestra Bamboo Music Association (OMBAK), was aim to instill the spirit of appreciation among students and the community in Sabah’s traditional music arts.

A National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) official, Mohd Zanidizam Mohd Dila, said they wanted to create awareness among the younger generation as well as to motivate them to engage more in creative arts industry.

“We hope that this programme will be able to cultivate and instill solidarity among the people, especially youths who have the passion for bamboo musical instruments and its arts,” he told New Sabah Times when met here yesterday.

The competition offered three categories including primary school, secondary school and open category. Three primary schools, seven secondary schools and four open categories groups have participated in the competition.

Aside from the competition, other activities also include traditional bamboo musical instrument exhibition and sales of handicrafts made by the local communities.

All participants donned traditional costumes and performed exquisitely in handling and using the musical instruments.

Sompoton, flutes, kulintangan, angklung were among traditional instruments highlighted in the performances.

 
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New Sabah Times