Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sabah traditional music has potential to go global

KOTA KINABALU: Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun has urged traditional music players to step up their performance and bring it to the international audience.

He pointed out that many countries made efforts to improve and preserve their traditional music to ensure it was not lost in the future.

Masidi said traditional music was currently enjoyed by villagers, but it has the potential to be globalised and taken to the orchestral level.

“We have 32 races in Sabah, and although not every race is into music, we should document and improve on those who play traditional music and promote it to the international audience,” he said when officiating at the first Sabah traditional music exhibition, workshop and concert held at the School of Art Studies at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) here yesterday.

Masidi added that traditional music could be performed in a number of ways, orchestra among them.

He further stressed the need to make adjustments to a music piece to ensure it satisfies the taste of the audience.

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1 comment:

Melchester said...

i never heard a traditional music of sabah.According to the wikipedia sabah Music used as melodic and rhythmic representation of your cultures, as well as being a source of entertainment in various occasions.