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KUCHING: Sedaa means “voice” in Persian and connects traditional Mongolian music with the Orient which makes an extraordinary and fascinating sound, the group consists with master singers Naranbaatar Purevdorj, Nasanjargal Ganbold and Ganzorig Davaakhuu together with Omid Bahadori, a Persian multi-instrumentalist and composer also living in Germany.

Sedaa created a genuinely exotic connection that transcends borders and cultures. Their music prises you away on a journey into the wide landscape of nature moreover natural sounds produced by traditional instruments and age- old vocal techniques of their nomadic ancestors where one person can produce several tones at the same time.

The base of their modern composition is formed by natural sounds which are produced with traditional instruments and the use of old age song technologies of their nomadic ancestors with which a person produces several tones at the same time.  Ancestral overtone singing was used to reproduce the natural sounds of flowing rivers, winds, echoes of the mountains, rumble of thunder and many other natural occurrences inspired by the Mongolian landscape.

Vibrating undertone vocals and the amazing harmonic singing khömii (throat singing) with the company of the melancholy sounds of the horse head violin morin khuur and the pearly sounds of the 120 strings dulcimer (known as yochin) melt into the pulsating oriental drum rhythms to one mystical sound. Other instruments in Sedaa’s repertoire include the ikh khuur (double bass), bischgur (Mongolian oboe), dombra (a two string plugged instrument), guitar, cajón (a box-shaped percussion instrument and the rahmentrommel (frame drum).

Sedaa have been playing together and touring in hundreds of concerts all over Europe, and have produced four albums, Mongolian Meets Oriental (2010), Letter From Mongolia (2011), New Ways (2012), and East West (2018). In their later works there is a shift where they skilfully expand traditional sounds with danceable rhythms.

The virtuosity of these musicians has allowed them to evolve into a seasoned and confident quartet, honing their virtuosity in the various instrumental and vocal traditions. This is perfect crossover music mixed in a natural way.

The Rainforest in the city (RITC) takes place from July 2 – 11 at Kuching Amphitheatre from 8.00pm till 11.00pm daily, hosted by Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak, in collaboration with Sarawak Tourism Board.  It is Free and open for public.

The Rainforest World Music Festival takes place from July 12-14 at the Sarawak Cultural Village and is organised by the Sarawak Tourism Board, endorsed by Tourism Malaysia and is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Youth Sports Sarawak.


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MPO Chamber Concert

January 24, 2012 during 12:00 pm

It is that time of a month again where cover song lovers can conduct on to Dewan Filharmonik Petronas and suffer good performances by a Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Players. For a month of Jan 2012, a band will be behaving 4 pieces from eminent musicians.

One of a pieces that will be achieved is from Heitor Villa-Lobos, a shining Brazilian composer who was described as a many poignant artistic figure in 20th century Brazilian art music. His song is mostly shabby by both Brazilian folk song and a European exemplary tradition. The MPO Chamber Players will be behaving ‘Chorus No. 4‘. Another square that will be achieved that night is Hoffmeister’s Solo String Quartet No. 3 in D Major. Franz Anton Hoffmeister was a German composer and song publisher. Hoffmeister was one of a pioneers in a song edition businesses, carrying determined one of Vienna’s initial of this kind of business in 1785.

MPO Chamber Concert is scheduled to start during 6.30 pm on 31st Jan 2012

Jean-Baptiste Loeillet was a Flemish antique composer who also achieved on a recorder, flute, oboe and harpsichord. He is called a London Loeillet, so as to heed himself from another famous composer. The MPO Chamber Players will be behaving a Trio Sonata for Flute, Oboe and Basso Continuo. The final piece, Piano Trio in A Minor, is a square stoical by Joseph-Maurice Ravel, a French composer who was famous for his melodies, orchestral and instrumental textures and effects.

Tickets for this opening are labelled during RM 20 for all seats. Patrons who are attending a eventuality are compulsory to observe a dress code, that is Smart Casual. Performance is scheduled to start during 6.30 pm on 31st Jan 2012. For some-more information and sheet purchases, greatfully record on to a website here.

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Tribute to Sibelius

October 13, 2011 during 12:00 pm

Jean Sibelius was a famous Finnish composer of a after Romantic period. His song had an critical partial in a arrangement of Finland’s inhabitant identity. Born as Johan Julius Christian Sibelius, he began regulating a French form of his name ‘Jean’ during his years as a student. He is now famous zodiacally as Jean Sibelius. He complicated Law for a while after his graduation from high school, though his adore for song valid to be stronger and he after quit his law studies. From 1885 compartment 1889, Sibelius complicated song in Helsinki song school.

Jean Sibelius

The Sibelius relic in Helsinki is dedicated to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius

Some of his best-known compositions embody Finlandia, a Karelia Suite, Valse triste and The Swan of Tuonela. In 1908, Sibelius underwent a vital operation for suspected throat cancer. Though a operation went well, his tighten confront with genocide was pronounced to have desirous a works that he stoical in a following years. 18 years after his brush with death, many beheld a pointy decrease in his outlay of low-pitched works. After his Seventh Symphony, Sibelius usually constructed a few vital works for a rest of his life. Jean Sibelius upheld divided during a good aged age of 91 due to mind haemorrhage.

The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra will be behaving 3 of this Finnish composer’s pieces, that is Finlandia, Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 2. The violin concerto will be achieved by Mr. Barnabas Kelemen and Mr Olari Elts will be conducting a orchestra. The low-pitched opening is scheduled for 15th Oct 2011 during 8.30 pm AND 16th Oct 2011 during 3.00 pm. Tickets are labelled during RM 30, RM 60, RM 90 and RM 120. Patrons of a Dewan Filharmonik Petronas will have to observe a dress code, that is intelligent infrequent when attending a concerts. For some-more information, greatfully record on to Dewan Filharmonik Petronas’ website.

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