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Nading Rhapsody

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Pusaka presents ‘Essences’, as part of DiverseCity 2015: Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival. Exploring the essential self through a musical journey that soars from deep ethnic roots to the ecstatic heights of contemporary rhythms. ‘Essences’ invites audiences to experience the indigenous cultures of our archipelago through a musical confluence of ancient and modern sensibility. Featuring Nading Rhapsody, an avant-garde Borneo ethnic music from Sarawak, and Dewangga Sakti, a Malay folk music ensemble that attempts to bring age-old Malay music to the contemporary audiences of today. Date: 5th September 2015 (Saturday) Time: 8.30-10:30PM Venue: Medan Pasar, Kuala Lumpur Admission: Free standing room; for seats RM20 minimum donation to PUSAKA Tickets available online, please visit https://goo.gl/UIX8fL Nading Rhapsody – Sarawak, Malaysia Nading Rhapsody is an Avant-Garde Borneo Ethnic Music band. The young musicians are Boy Keevin (Composer / Bass Guitar), RaWa (Ruding / Acoustic Guitar/ Sape’), Yen (Percussion, Gendang Melayu), Ujang (Percussion, Beduk), Roy (Lyrics / Vocal / Chants), Christ (Vocal / Dance / Gong) and Opah (Vocal / Chants). Their music is a unique cross-cultural fusion of folk songs, ritual chanting, lullabies, ethnic dance, mythological stories of ethnic groups in Sarawak, and contemporary music. The band also composes original songs with an injection of various ethnic elements. The group has a unique approach of expressing their love to revive the old legacies in Sarawak. Their music resembles the origins and cultural roots of each band member. They are often experimental, radical and provocative; both in their songs arrangement and their image. Nading Rhapsody has performed extensively locally and internationally and has taken part in various music festivals such as the Penang World Music Festival, the Rainforest World Music Festival, International Gong Festival, and the Malacca World Heritage Music Festival.