State Dancers

'Selamat Hari Raya' from Kumpulan Selendang Perak

I caught Kumpulan Selendang Perak during their photo shoot for Hari Raya last week outside the entrance of the State Secretariat. Dressed in their Baju Raya, they spontaneously brought out the mood of the moment ie the upcoming Hari Raya celebration.
For those who are not familiar with Kumpulan Selendang Perak or more commonly referred as KSP by the government staff, this is the dance troupe that always performs the traditional dances so gracefully at official government functions.
According to their Chief of Music, Abdul Razak Hamid, the troupe was formed in 1985 during the time of Menteri Besar then Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib before the installation of Sultan Azlan Shah with the purpose of promoting Perak culture and dance.

KSP promoting Perak Culture and Dance. Standing (5th from the right) is Abdul Razak Hamid

The troupe, consists of 25 members, are government employees and practice daily at their office located within the State Secretariat.