The Bamboo Music Festival is a festival that promotes, preserve and develop traditional Sabah musical instrument that is commonly made from bamboo. Numerous activities such as traditional bamboo based games such as the Rampanau race (walking on bamboo stilts), building house model using bamboo etc.. and of course the highlight of the event performance by Bamboo Music Orchestra.
The festival is held for 2 days from 23rd November until the 24th November 2010. It is the 1st Bamboo Music Festival that I attended, I am ashamed to admit that before Dac Latte called me at 9am this morning (the 24th) I never even heard of this festival. She manage to dragged my ass outta bed and before 12pm, both of us were on our way to Tamparuli.
But when we arrived there we had NO FUCKING IDEA where the festival is held.
Made quite a few wrong turn and when we asked the locals 2 out of 3 gave us wrong directions. Which lead us all to the wrong places, we were completely lost without a help from a nice uncle and his family which gave us a correct direction and we managed to find our way there.
It wasn’t held at Dewan Tun Hamdan for this year (apparently the Bamboo Music Festival is held yearly in November *gawd I’m so clueless*) but near to the District office and we got there just in time! woohoo!
Around 1.30 pm the orchestra start gathering and took their places on stage.
I really don’t know what to expect at that time. I never heard an orchestra consist of bamboo musical instrument before. The only thing made from bamboo I ever heard was the sompoton and it wasn’t played that good either.
Announcing the arrival of the guest of honor.
And let the orchestra begins!
An opening dance ceremony which I think if it was choreograph by Daclatte would be much better.
I was totally blown away by the orchestra. You just gotta be there to listen and be amazed. No worries tho, there’ll be a video at the end of this post.
Daclatte and I then venture outside to check out the stalls and hand crafts.
This look much better for a Barbie house rather than that pink plastic house. They should make a Kampung Barbie.
What the hell is this? Sorry for the inconvenience but I forgot to ask any information about it and it wasn’t in the guide book. But those who know do share in this blog please.
The trash started. There were only 2 trash bin around and it was stuffed by garbage and it’s not a pleasant sight to look at.
and before we go, a cute aunty stopped us and said we forgot to take the card calendar. I stupidly asked whether the card is free or not (*insert blush*), the aunty simply laugh and said of course.
And I’ll leave you with this video… Sorry it’s not really a good quality since I took it with my digi cam only and my hand was shaking… a bit. But still listenable :D
They even played Waving Flag the World Cup Anthem.
I bid farewell again my friends and may we meet again in the next post.