Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sabah Tourism Upcoming Event: Tamparuli Bamboo Music Festival

Date: 26 November 2008

Bamboo is highly significant in the lives of the local folk and this November, the locals are celebrating this evergreen plant! Join in the merriment in Tamparuli this November – there will be performances by the famed Kinabalu Bamboo Orchestra playing songs on various musical instruments crafted from bamboo, including the sompoton (bamboo aerophone), bungkau (jaw harp) and tagunggak (hollow bamboo idiophone). Watch various bands and solo bamboo musicians battle it out to win prizes for the best act.

Don’t miss other exciting events such as the rampanau (bamboo stilt-walking) race, bamboo raft-building competition and performances by local artistes. This is a great chance to learn more about – and purchase – local bamboo-based handicraft and musical instruments as well as a perfect time to visit the Tamparuli tamu (open-air market) which is held on Wednesdays from 6.00 am to 2.00 pm. It’s all happening this month at the Bamboo Music Festival in Tamparuli. See you there!

Source: Sabah Tourism

NOTE: Photos Copyright to Sabah Tourism

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