by Anne Das (Photos by Ipoh Drum Academy)
In the soul of Ipoh, where history dances in sync with the present, an extraordinary symphony is set to rock your world. The timeless Tin Alley, a street steeped in the rhythms of yesteryears, will turn into a stage where melodies and beats will unite and groove.
‘Let’s Drum Palo’ Cultural Drum Concert is set to take you on a journey of soul-stirring beats of the diverse percussion culture of Malaysia.
Leading this percussive awakening is the Ipoh Drum Academy, led by the visionary Coach Cayson Chong. Established in 2018, the academy has been the driving force for percussion arts in Perak. Their mission is crystal clear – to nurture and educate the percussion talents of Perak. Ipoh Drum Academy has orchestrated grand symphonies, earned standing ovations, and passed on their rhythmic wizardry to over a thousand eager disciples.
But what’s a concert without a star-studded ensemble? ‘Let’s Drum Palo’ brings you exceptional percussion squads, each a prodigy in their unique ethnic drumming style. From the stirring Malay rhythms that caress the soul to the thunderous beats of India that make your heart pound and the awe-inspiring 24 Festive Drums entwined with gregarious martial arts that will leave you breathless, it’s a cultural jam like no other!
But that’s just the overture – prepare to be spellbound by Pipa players, Handpan artist, and a Wet Plate Photography maestro. Seven breathtaking acts will keep you on the edge of your seat, proving that rhythm knows no bounds.
Unlike indoor performances, ‘Let’s Drum Palo’ immerses you in the rich tapestry of our historic streets. The magic of drumbeats will intertwine with the city’s history, creating an atmosphere that’s as vibrant as it is nostalgic. Tin Alley, the rhythm heart of Ipoh’s heritage, is surely emerging as the epicentre for cultural celebrations, and this Saturday, it will groove like never before!
Join the Jam – There is no ticket charge and the public is welcome!
Event Date : 9th September 2023
Event Time : 7:00 PM – 10.00 PM
Venue : Jalan Bijeh Timah, Pekan Lama, Ipoh
Contact : Cayson Chong at +6016-706-0361
‘Let’s Drum Palo’ isn’t just a concert; it’s a groovefest of history, culture, and rhythm. Mark your calendars and let’s experience Tin Alley in a way we’ve never imagined.