A different Rhythm of Kinabalu show this year


KOTA KINABALU: The Department of Arts and Culture (JKKN) Sabah will for the third year running, organise the ‘Rhythm of Kinabalu’ programme on September 13 and 14, at its premises in Jalan Penampang.

Director Jasmi Rasit said unlike previous years, the Rhythm of Kinabalu this year will see a combination of traditional and modern orchestral groups performing musical fusions featuring renowned local artistes.

“The Rhythm of Kinabalu is the result of collaboration between JKKN and agencies, including Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and the State Cultural Board (LKNS), held in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

“The programme this year will consist of the combination of a modern orchestral group from UMS with two traditional orchestra groups from the LKNS.

“This is the first time that a modern combination is being brought into the programme, which we expect would last for one hour and 15 minutes,” said Jasmi, when met at the JKKN Hari Raya celebration at its premises here yesterday.

He added that the programme is mainly aimed at showcasing Sabah’s unique musical instruments.

Rhythm of Kinabalu will also feature renowned local artistes such as Velvet Aduk, Janrywine Liusin and Den Bisa.

The programme is expected to be officiated by the Chief Minister on September 13.

Tickets for the show are priced at RM20 for adults and RM10 for students and children, and are now available at the JKKN office, Tourism Malaysia, and the Sabah Tourism Board.