Sunday, May 07, 2006

Youths Arts Education Penang

I was at Beach Street today with my sister attending an event to showcase the progress of the ARTS-ED program which is an arts education program for young people jointly organized by USM-PECC and sponsored by Digi.

The performances by the participants were indeed amazing. The great thing was the youths were embracing culture and learning more about Penang’s rich heritage from arts. If I am not mistaken, it is a four months program and the kids still have two months to go before their big performance.

The first four videos are of performances using traditional instruments.














This last video is just some dance moves choreograph from looking at movements of hawkers and traders in Chulia Street, Penang.






How I wish I would have got involved in events such as this when I was younger. My kids will definitely be attending such sessions. Below are some of the videos from the mini showcase and the main event will be on July 15th. Please check local press for details.

In the meantime, I am still organizing pictures of my travel to be posted on this blog. Stay tune for that.

Benny Ong

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