COLOURFUL: Traditional dancers and musicians display Malaysia’s rich cultural heritage
GEORGE TOWN: THE Penang Cultural and Arts department under the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage staged a successful multicultural show featuring the traditional dances and music of the various races at the Auditorium P. Ramlee in Jalan P. Ramlee recently.
Themed Evolusi Rentak dan Gerak, the two-hour show received tremendous response from the public.
"This programme is a platform for traditional dancers of various races to have the opportunity to perform together on one stage.
"It will also give encouragement and support to the dance troupes who have devoted themselves to the art," said the department's cultural and public communication officer Roslina Noor.
She added the event created a bond among the performers and brought public awareness of the need to preserve and appreciate the cultural heritage of the country.
The opening act came from the Kumpulan Kesenian Jabatan Kebudayaan Negara Pulau Pinang, followed by the SJK (C) Convent Datuk Kramat, the Kumpulan Kalaikal Nadaya and Kugirian 2 Rejimen Askar Melayu Di-Raja.
Among the performances were music from the 1960s to the current hits, Chinese cultural, Indian bharatanatyam and modern dances.