It is heartening to see that many youngsters and youths were involved in the performances, indicating that ethnic music and culture are actively passed on to the next generation and kept alive in Selangor.
Being the third ‘Rentak Selangor’ event held by the state government, the programme brought members of the media to discover what Selangor has to offer, not only in terms of tourism attractions but also traditional performing arts and musical heritage.
Growing up in Selangor, I thought the state has always been about buildings and industrial parks, and anywhere in between. You can’t blame me because Selangor is the most industrialised and developed state in Malaysia that contributes significantly to the country’s annual national GDP. However, I am now more impressed with Selangor because it turns out that the state has so much more to offer besides the tangible and the physical. Selangor is rich in history, heritage and ethnic culture, which I learned when I participated in the recent cultural familiarisation programme called ‘Rentak Selangor: The Breathing Pulse of Our Land’ that was held from 9 until 12 March 2017. After the successful inaugural Rentak Selangor programme held last December 2016, […]
It is interesting to learn that Selangor actually brims with colourful sights and sounds, which mostly resulted from the major influx of various influences like the Orang Asli (Peninsular Malaysia’s aboriginals), Javanese, Banjar, Bugis, Minangkabau, Chinese and Indian throughout the years due to trade and commerce, interracial marriages and even political disputes. Regardless, these influences become cultural assets that make Selangor a unique destination to visit and explore. One facet of Selangor that arose from this beautiful blend of various influences is the traditional music and dance. Since almost every ethnic group has a rich musical heritage, visitors to Selangor are able to learn more about its society and important events. After all, a deep-rooted musical heritage defines a group’s identity and solidarity. In light of this, the Selangor Executive Councillor […]