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Curtains close on nightly cultural showcase

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

THE series of cultural performance at the capital to commemorate the royal nuptials concluded last night with a showcase of Tutong's diversity and a hadrah competition.

The culture and arts performances were held at the car park of the Royal Regalia and was organised by the Tutong District Office.

Tutong residents from eight mukims showcased their own arts, language and music to the gathered audience, which included the Tutong District Officer, Wardi Hj Md Ali, who was there as the guest of honour along with the Mukim Penghulus and village heads.

In between the song and dance that depict a community’s culture and history, the Master of Ceremonies would exchange poems with members from each culture and tribe, such as Dusun, Tutong, Kedayan, Iban and Tionghua, in their native language or dialect to raise awareness on the diversity.

There were also mukun performances by a clan that resides at Kg Lamunin, Kumpulan Gambus Warisan 7 Rumpun Keluarga Nayan (7RKN Heritage Gambus Group) and Ronggeng — a type of dance where a duo would exchange poetic verses while they danced — by the group along with gulingtangan players from the Tutong District Culture and Arts Body (B2K).

Meanwhile at the Royal Wharf, a Hadrah competition organised by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports was taking place.

Eight groups vied for the title of champion at the Hadrah competition that was handled by the Culture and Arts section of the ministry. The groups were judged on their striking techniques, songs, vocals, style and presentation as well as their manners and attire.

Attending the competition as the guest of honour was the Acting Director of Culture and Arts at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pg Hj Azlan Pg Tengah Omar.

Courtesy The Brunei Times

Created at 4/15/2015 9:35 AM by Muhammad Arif Bin Matali
Last modified at 4/15/2015 9:42 AM by Muhammad Arif Bin Matali