Get to learn 24 Festive Drum, a type of hands percussion belonging to the culture of Malaysian Chinese community, created by two talented Malaysians; Mr Tan Chai Puan and Mr Tan Hooi Song, which their creation were based on the 24 festivals listed in the lunar calendar of the Chinese agricultural community, functioning as a guidance for agricultural activities of the Chinese ever since thousand years ago. Since their creation in 1988, this culture has been listed as our national cultural heritage in year 2009.
In accordance to the sequence of 24 festivals, each drum would be written with two bold Chinese characters, representing one festival; a full team completes the cycle of 24 festivals in the lunar calendar. According to Tan Chai Puan, whom emphasized on the concept of 24 Festive Drum, in which these were integrated into an art form to pay tribute to the Chinese ancestors for their wisdom and contributions to natural science.
Here you will get to know about more of its history and origin, and to understand its functions.
Come and experience 24 Festive Drum in order to appreciate and enjoy the energetic vibrancy of its sounds and the beauty of its musical art form influenced with strong Chinese cultural elements!
The Art of Performing 24 Festive Drum
We will start the class with 1 hour introduction to get briefing on 24 Festive Drum and its contents, followed by another 1 hour interactive workshop with our local expert. In this workshop, participant(s) could get to taste and learn on the proper technique in playing 24 Festive Drum. Most importantly, this is to allow participant(s) to appreciate and enjoy the energetic vibrancy of its sounds and the beauty of its musical art form influenced with strong Chinese cultural elements.