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George Town Festival proudly presents the festival opening show KELANTAN: A Living Heritage – a show celebrating Kelantan, an ancient and traditional stronghold of Malay culture sometimes known as the ‘Cradle of Malay Culture’. With KELANTAN, GTF will celebrate and honour its unique and ethereal tapestry woven through its captivating art forms.
The spectacle of KELANTAN will feature Rebana Ubi, the gigantic traditional drum, Asyik, a royal court dance, a taste of Mak Yong, a traditional form of northern dance-drama, dance piece Dikir choreographed by Raziman Sarbini and Dikir Barat, the lively and mesmerising display of a group singing in moving trance, Wayang Kulit, a type of traditional shadow puppet with child prodigy puppeteer Kamarul Baihaqi, and the splendour of Songket.
The show will feature New York-based dancer and choreographer Raziman Sarbini with dancers from the ASK Dance Company, Prima Donna of Mak Yong - Zamzuriah Zahari, award-winning Dikir Barat group Sunang Detaga Arjunasukma with Tukang Karut Muslih Sang Saka and Kamal Sabran, the celebrated specialist in experimental music and founder of Space Gambus Experiment. The performance is created in collaboration with the ASK Dance Company, the National Arts Culture And Heritage Academy (ASWARA), and the National Department For Culture And Arts (JKKN).
Get ready for a spellbinding experience with KELANTAN.
Kamal Sabran; Raziman Sarbini; Zamzuriah Zahari; Sunang Detaga Arjunasukma; Muslih Sang Saka
Created in collaboration with: ASK Dance Company, ASWARA, and JKKN
Photo credits: Joe Sidek Productions