Malaysian Drumming & Musical Group
Since its inception in 1997, Hands Percussion’s highly acclaimed spellbinding performances have wowed audiences in the country and at drumming competitions, music and cultural festivals around the world and won them several Malaysian arts awards and a special performance award in Dijon, France.
With a rich and colourful Malaysian cultural background among its group members, the varied influences have been incorporated into their energetic creative performances. HANDS main acts comprise of contemporary theatrical drumming infused with beats from the Shigu drums and accompanied by diverse South-east Asian musical instruments. They put a spin into this art form by combining various artistic elements into their performances.
The musical group leading members have coached more than 8,000 students in the art form at various schools and drumming camps. The “Balik Kampung” (back to hometown) projects are an extension of the drumming camps where HANDS brings the ’24 festive drumming’ culture to the villages and small towns where children lack the opportunities to enjoy and experience the performing arts.