About the programme
Spanning an area of more than 2.8 million km2 and populated by over 250 million people, the Malay Archipelago covers a vast land area. Likewise, its traditional music spans a very wide spectrum. Don’t miss this session with traditional Malay musician and arts educator, Ariffin Abdullah, who will be sharing interesting stories on the aesthetic, philosophy, socio-economic and geopolitical history of the region through its music. Participants will also get to play the fascinating interlocking rhythms of the kompang, a traditional Malay hand drum during the session!