By KT Leong
KANDORA! begins year 2023 by calling people from all over Malaysia to join them in fuelling unity through drumming. The name KANDORA! means a movement that promotes unity via drumming. “Drums of Unity” is what this group offers everyone; an opportunity to connect through the power and rhythm of music.
KANDORA! is trying to gather 2,000 participants to drum together using buckets and ladles at AEON Midtown Falim Shopping Centre on 21st January 2023 for a Malaysian Book of Records event, to set the record for the biggest pail drumming.
At the same time, the “Hormat dan Harmoni” drumming tour will be accentuating the values and messages contained in the folklore lyrics to promote a sense of unity amongst Malaysian audiences. During the musical performance, the audience will get to participate in the performance by using the pail and ladle provided hence making the performance very interactive and letting the audience come together to drum in harmony as one Malaysia regardless of age, gender or race.
Subscribing to Sustainable Development Goal 16 from the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, there will be collaborative partnerships and capacity building programmes to support B40 communities and marginalised communities by giving out “Abundance bags” to the orphans and children, raising awareness and funds for the local performing arts community that have been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic through sales of KANDORA! merchandise and last but not least, in the spirit of unity to create joy and prosperity during the Chinese New Year celebrations, KANDORA! will be giving out prizes such as iPad, Huawei earbuds, smart watches and many more!
10.00 am : Registration opens (redeem your pail).
10.30 am : Live music performances.
1.30 pm : Registration closes.
2.00 pm : Kandora Grand Jam (Malaysian Record setting event).
4.00 pm : End!
STEPS TO REGISTER, PARTICIPATE & WIN PRIZES :
Step 1 : Click this link, https://bit.ly/HormatNHarmoniDrummingTour and click on the button to the right side of your screen to reserve your spot.
Step 2 : Post a unity message (pictures/videos) on your preferred social media platforms (Facebook/ Instagram/ TikTok) — the more you post, the more you increase your chances of winning!
Step 3 : Follow Kantan Drum Circle on Facebook/ Instagram/ TikTok
Step 4 : Hashtag #HormatHarmoni
Step 5 : Be there at AEON Midtown Falim Ipoh and be a part of our Malaysian Record “Hormat dan Harmoni” grand jam and go home with your name personalised and engraved on an NFT token!
The “Hormat dan Harmoni” drumming tour is supported by ArtsFAS, Yayasan Hasanah, Ministry of Finance of Malaysia (MOF), Ipoh City Council (MBI), and Malaysian Indian Youth Council Buntong (MIYC) and AEON Big is the key partner by providing the venue and sponsoring the pails and ladles. Other sponsors include Peaches N Pen, NIT Printing, Thinker Creative, Soul Mechanics, Rex Network Resources and Rosemary Floral and Gifts.