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The Wild Marmalade from Australia   Leave a comment


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Extracted from the Band Brief of th Penang World Music Festival website : ” Wild Marmalade (Australia) is an energetic trance, drum and Didjeridoo band based in Byron Bay, Australia. Playing “totally live” without using any electronic machines, Wild Marmalade’s music is inspired by dance music. Blending the ancient sounds of the didjeridoo with contemborary dance beats, their sound is a meeting of Didge Si’s rhythmic didjeridu playing, combined with the explosive grooves of the drum kit.”

I was given the opportunity of shooting these series of photographs of the Festival but the dates clashed with my Qing Ming date so I did not shoot the complete set. Hopefully next year, I can complete the mission.

SP Lim

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Griff Trio from Belgium at the Penang World Music Festival 2012   Leave a comment


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From the Band Brief of the site at Penang World Music Festival 2012 :- “Griff Trio (Belgium) uses the skills of three virtuoso bagpipe players (either playing solo or in polyphony), arranged in a modern, though not superficial way. Their repertoire is a balance between new composition and traditional music, using different types of bagpipes, as well as whistles and singing. With motto “pipes but no kilt”, the trio plays tunes in their own style using an army windbags, tubes and pipes and using musical traditions as an inspirational source for their contemporary beat.”

SP Lim

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them. — Anne Rice

Will Crummers and The Rarotongans (New Zealand)   Leave a comment


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This was the Day 1 of the Penang World Music Festival 2012. Extracted from the Band Brief of the Penang World Music Festival website:
” Will Crummers and The Rarotongans (New Zealand) will get festival goers dancing to their Polynesian songs and music. With Will Crummer, at vocal, band will definitely work the crowd with the romantic Rarotongan songs. Crummer has been described as master singer and encyclopaedia of Polynesian song for his rich and powerful exotic voice. ”

Yes, it was indeed a wonderful performance from these friendly people.

SP Lim

Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. — Carol Burnett

Phong Nguyen Ensemble of Vietnam   Leave a comment


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Phong Nguyen Ensemble (Vietnam)showcased the Vietnamese traditional music at the festial. The band is led by a renowned ethnomusicologist and performer Dr Phong T Nguyen, who has received a prestigious award – National Heritage Fellowship in 1997 from the former US President Bill Clinton.

SP Lim

Kumpulan Minang Moh of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia   Leave a comment


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Kumpulan Minang Moh (Negeri Sembilan) is of the Orang Temuan group, one of the indigenous groups in Malaysia. Steep in tradition, the Orang Temuan group is still keeping their culture very much alive and this is reflected in Kumpulan Minang Moh’s music. They will be performing songs and dances accompanied by traditional instruments which are mostly hand-made.

I try to leave out the parts that people skip. — Elmore Leonard

Opening acts of the Plenitude Penang World Music Festival 2012   2 comments


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Plenitude Penang World Music Festival 2012 started off with these opening acts …

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