On September 29, 2012, the Ministry of Education organised a Malay music competition amongst the fully residential schools in Malaysia. There were two categories, one was Gamelan and the other was Caklempong. The objective of the competition was to preserve traditional musics and to uncover talents amongst students.
More than twenty fully residential schools in Malaysia took part in both categories. In the gamelan category, the winner was Alam Shah Islamic College. Dato’ Abdul Razak School, on the other hand, won the caklempong category.
Besides the prize giving, the highlight of the closing ceremony was the gamelan performance by the University of MARA Technology Institute (UiTM) and caklempong performace by National Arts Academy (ASWARA). The crowd was really entertained by the performance. It was an eye opener to the schools which took part in the competition.
Below are the gamelan performnce bu UiTM. Both videos were recorded using Canon EOS 5D Mark III with EF-50 f/1.4 lens. I am still learning how shoot video using dslr so sorry for the poor quality of the videos. Both videos were edited using Apple iMovie.
Enjoy the videos.