Percussion Paradise: HANDS 20th Anniversary

Synopsis In what perfectly embodies HANDS PERCUSSION, Percussion Paradise represents what paradise is to the group. A celebration for its 20 years, it is a tribute to the group. Percussion is at the core of their lives and it is what they live and breathe. It drives them, it challenges them. It pushes them to […]

Wind of Nomads

Synopsis Since the beginning of time, humans have migrated, reimagining and rebuilding their lives throughout beauty, tolerance and innovation. Wind of Nomads is a metaphor reflecting human and cultural migration, the passage of energies throughout generations, globalization and integration. This work is inspired by the soul of two of the world’s great deserts in Africa […]

Kaleidoscope IV – HANDS International Drumming Festival 2014: Drumming Nation

Synopsis ‘Drumming Nation’ is the 4th installation to HANDS Percussion’s International Drumming Festival, Kaleidoscope. After 3 successful runs, it is clear that drumming and percussion is enjoyed by all kinds of people. It has the potential to unite a community through the enjoyment of creative music. Malaysia is rich in diversity of people, cultures and […]

Synthesis – A Repertoire of Resonance @ The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO)

Synopsis SYNTHESIS – A Repertoire of Resonance is a masterful collection showcasing brilliant musicality, merging cultures and innovation. Drawing on Malaysia’s rich fusion of music and culture, audiences will hear a synthesis of sounds and arrangements. Experience various interconnections of the Shigu, Bonang, Gongs, Kesi, Gendang, Cello, Flute and the Gamelan. The repertoire will include […]

OPIUM – Artistic Expressions by French and Malaysian Artists

Synopsis OPIUM is a journey about perspective and taking risks. A risk is worth taking when the benefits could change your life. A risk is worth taking when you are driven by dreams, passion and courage. Reflective of a past that has tinges of dark but endearing memories is the soul behind OPIUM. Memories based […]

HANDS Fundraising Concert – Inspiring 1000

Synopsis Raising funds for 1,000 students to have the opportunity to attend the HANDS International Drumming Festival, Kaleidoscope IV in September 2016 the HANDS Percussion ensemble has organised ‘Inspiring 1000’, a fund-raising concert. The 90 minute programme will feature guest artists who will perform with HANDS in some of their classic pieces including ‘Drumbeat Inferno’, […]

Ju Percussion Group Asia Tours

Synopsis The Ju Percussion Group (JPG) is a contemporary world class percussion group. Founded by percussionist Ju, Tzong-Ching in January 1986, it is the first professional percussion group in Taiwan. Following Ju’s direction, the JPG is now renowned worldwide for its innovative blending of East and West, traditional and contemporary. Presented by HANDS Percussion, on […]

Kaleidoscope III – HANDS Drumming Festival: Rhythm of the Heart

Synopsis Once we were very familiar with melodyOnce we struck chords and rhythms naturally But since birth we no longer recallOur mother’s heartbeat that made us happyWhen two hearts beat simultaneously Melody, rhythm, and tempo – from the beginning – were of the heartAnytime and anywhere always there our beating heartBut when the head dominates […]

Tchaikovsky on Gamelan

Synopsis The gamelan was initially introduced to the HANDS PERCUSSION TEAM in mid-2007 as an addition to their repertoire of percussive mediums. The main purpose was to explore the gamelan’s creative and rhythmic artistry, inspiring HANDS to push musical boundaries not only rhythmically, but also melodically. Tchaikovsky on Gamelan is an epilogue to the contemporary […]

The NEXT 2014

Synopsis Having rocked the stage in November 2012 with their performance of THE NEXT, HANDS proved that they are on the right path of ‘Trending Percussive Music’ by winning awards for Best Original Composition, Best Musical Director, Best Solo Performance (Instrumental), Best Group Performance (Instrumental) and Best Production Values at the 10th BOH Cameronian Arts […]

Lafaz Gema – featuring HANDS 2

Synopsis Poetry immerses the heart of hearts, feeling of feelingsReflecting the world’s perspective of the poet.Poetry recites touching words,Among audiences, readers and reciters.Gentleness and firmness of the percussion, within the sound of music,Which drummers bring forth, through their insightful strokes.Its rhythm, its connotation, shake our soul,Among the audience, readers and reciters.Reciting the sonnet of drums,Combined […]

HANDS Fundraising Concert – Summer In Francaise

Synopsis A concert held to raise funds for a ‘Summer in France’ where HANDS was invited to perform at the International Folklore Festival in Martigues, a southern French commune. The first half of the concert showcases some of the pieces from their existing repertoire which HANDS will be performing at the festivals in France, and […]