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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Mama Mia! A new way to look at angklungs -- you won't Beat It!

The angklung is a traditional Malaysian/Indonesian folk instrument made from bamboo. You rattle it to make it make a sound, and need a whole bunch of them to make the different notes.

On Sunday 27 October 2013, a charity we support, TOUCH Community Services (of Selangor, not to be confused with another charity of the same name in Singapore) had their annual fundraising dinner and this talented brother and sister teenagers came and did this energetic performance of Abba's Mama Mia and Michael Jackson's Beat It on angklungs.

The angklung is a traditional Malaysian and Indonesian instrument made from bamboo. This teen brother and sister did an amazing job playing energetic pop songs using this ancient traditional instrument.

These talented teens, Jorinn Chee Ka-Yee (19 years old) and Gelvinn Chee Ka-Shing (16 years old), also played several songs from different cultures before I started recording, as well as performed magic acts and dances.

TOUCH Community Services in Selangor ministers to single mothers and their children in Kinrara Puchong (Harvest of Love) and Petaling Jaya (Naomi Connection), elderly (d'Happy Club), disabled (Shiloh House), and provides below-cost dialysis (Persatuan Dialisis Touch Petaling Jaya).

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