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 Music of Malaysia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The music and fashion of The Beatles and other British rock and roll bands during the 1960s were a strong influence of the pop yeh-yeh bands and also generally influenced the Malay music industry of that period.
This music was cosmopolitan and catered to a professional and educated crowd.
Around this time nasyid pop music which was a form of Islamic religious which utilized a vocal group and acompaniment of only percussions music entered the market.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Malaysia   (3352 words)

 malaysia-2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Malaysia has since maintained a delicate ethno-political balance, with a system of government that has attempted to combine overall economic development with political and economic policies that favour Bumiputras, the native population which includes the majority Malays.
In terms of agriculture, Malaysia is the world's primary exporter of natural rubber and palm oil, which together with saw logs and sawn timber, cocoa, pepper, pineapple and tobacco dominate the growth of the sector.
Malaysia was once the world's largest producer of tin until the collapse of the tin market in the early 1980s.
malaysia-2.blogspot.com   (6002 words)

 MSN Encarta - Printer-friendly - Malaysia
European colonizers on Peninsular Malaysia (the Portuguese in 1511, the Dutch in 1641, and finally the English in the 18th century) greatly affected the local literary style.
Malaysian musical instruments include distinctive drums (gendang), of which there are at least 14 types; gongs and other percussion instruments made from native materials such as bamboo (kertuk and pertuang) and coconut shells (raurau); and a variety of wind instruments, including flutes.
Three of Malaysia’s major museums—the National Museum of Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur; the Sabah Museum, in Kota Kinabalu; and the Sarawak Museum, in Kuching—exhibit collections of regional ethnographic and archaeological materials.
encarta.msn.com /text_761558542___18/Malaysia.html   (453 words)

 ipedia.com: Music of Malaysia Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Southeast Asian music Brunei Cambodia East Timor Indonesia Laos Malaysia Myanmar Philippines Singapore Thailand Vietnam Malaysian music is heavily influenced by neighboring Indonesian and Thai forms,...
The Malaysian underground music scene (also known as the Malaysian independent or urban music scene) is an established localized underground culture within Malaysia.
The state of Terengganu was known as the Malaysian capital of punk rock throughout late 1979 and the 1980s.
www.ipedia.com /music_of_malaysia.html   (614 words)

 Malaysian Music
Traditional music reached its zenith during the Melaka Sultanate (1411-1511) when it was an integral part of the ritualistic and secular entertainment of both court and folk life.
The basic element in traditional music is the drum (gendang), of which there are at least 14 types, four of which are beaten without the accompaniment of any other musical instrument.
Music is very important in the performance of the wayang kulit because it enhances the story by making it more interesting and entertaining.
asiarecipe.com /malmusic.html   (865 words)

 Malaysia Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The most imposing relic of the Dutch period in Melaka is the massive red town hall and governors' residence, built between 1641 and 1660 and believed...
Malaysia is one of the most pleasant, hassle-free countries to visit in southeast Asia.
Most visitors to Malaysia stick to the insane headlong rush of Kuala Lumpur, the colonially soothing Cameron Highlands Hill Station or the hedonistic torpor of Langkawi.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/malaysia   (231 words)

 Music of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines Reading Assignments
The music of each of the individual Batak peoples is quite independent, so it is not possible to speak of a single Batak music.
Inspired by the music the medium becomes possessed by the spirits of the ancestors who are pleased to have been called and not infrequently ask the medium for their favourite song to be played.
Not only are performances of dance and music given specially for tourists, but even more important there is a trade in music cassettes; indeed almost the entire repertoire of Batak music is now available on cassettes.
aris.ss.uci.edu /rgarfias/courses/philindo/batak.html   (1620 words)

 Progressive Music from Malaysia,Singapore,Thailand..
This is a unique and very enjoyable collection of a forgotten scene of rock music recorded in the Shan province studio’s, which is situated in the ‘golden triangle’, an historical area of bandits, opium warlords and guerrilla fighters, with some independence.
The arrival of the Beatles on the music scene in 1963 changed the emphasis on the instrumental band scene in Singapore as bands became self contained units with singers and instrumentalists although strictly instrumental bands flourished for a long time yet in Singapore as there was a need for instrumental music in many situations.
Thus Singapore's musical brew was a heady mix of different influences sung in English, Malay and Chinese.
progressive.homestead.com /MALAYSIA.html   (3843 words)

 Asia Times - Malaysia: Traditional music gets new beat
Sunethra, who was born and bred in Malaysia to Sri Lankan parents, argues that her group is well grounded in the traditions of the gamelan, but, "we don't have traditional references, full stop.
Sunethra feels that the traditional gamelan and her new beats could co-exist in multicultural Malaysia because "we are performing in new space and it is not seen as taking over their space".
In working toward creating a genre of Asian fusion music, one of the major barriers is the lack of young people who are able to play the traditional Asian musical instruments, Tan says.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Southeast_Asia/EG12Ae05.html   (971 words)

 The Star Online : TechCentral - Malaysia Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Welcome to the age of the ringtone, where the choice of your ringtone is as important as your hair colour or the clothes you wear.
Music over mobile phones may be the most exciting of these, with some predictions that music will account for 50% of mobile premium revenues,” said International Federation of Phonographic Industries chairman and chief executive officer John Kennedy in a speech at the ETNO (European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association) conference in March.
Norman Halim of pop group KRU believes ringtones to be “the light at the end of the tunnel” for the music industry.
star-techcentral.com /tech/story.asp?file=/2005/9/20/itfeature/11978024&sec=itfeature   (1374 words)

 Sahaja Yoga Music Chakras Mantras Folk Bhajans Meditation
Music has a way of carrying these Divine Vibrations, but music has to be Divine also.The music which is erotic or something very base or related to something very ugly doesn't work out.
The music, lyrics, and recording were done at the Academy in Nagpur, India.
The musicians of the PK Salve Academy of Fine Arts and Music are reaching back to a common heritage of this one planet.
sahajayoga.ca /music   (302 words)

 Music of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines Course Syllabus
Music of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines Course Syllabus
Consideration will be given to the earliest strata of comunal societies living in the remote areas of all three countries, and moving on towards the cultures that later came under the sway of ancient Hindu civilization and later Islamic and Christian European cultures.
The course is structured as a broad ethnographic musical survey of vast, complex and densely populated region of the world.
aris.ss.uci.edu /rgarfias/courses/philindo/philindo1.html   (138 words)

 BBC News | MUSIC | Malaysia's foreign band crack down
Foreign bands are to be vetted by the Malaysian Government in a bid to clamp down on music it claims harms its young people.
German rock group the Scorpions are one of the first groups forced to apply for permission to play in the conservative country.
Consumer associations are said to be calling on the government to ban music and books related to metal music.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/music/1464904.stm   (354 words)

 Freemuse: Malaysia: Black metal music under attack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
DemonZend, a prominent independent label based in Malaysia, reportedly lost “US$5,000 due to customs confiscation” (2), and Bilharzia, a local metal band, said that they were placed under surveillance, resulting in an inability to receive mail from outside of Malaysia if it related to their music/scene (3),.
Managing Director of DemonZend, Joseph Prabagar, says “we are just a bunch of guys enjoying loud music and all the euphoria of Satanism was politically motivated to start of in the first place” (2).
But now in October, 2005, officials are once again claiming that fl metal music is a part of satanic rituals carried out by members of the occult.
www.freemuse.org /sw11036.asp   (914 words)

 Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Schools of Music
Lawrence University of Wisconsin, Conservatory of Music (Appleton, WI)
University of Newcastle Faculty & Conservatorium of Music
This music resource list is offered as a service of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University.
library.music.indiana.edu /music_resources/som.html   (2167 words)

 The Star Online eCentral - Malaysia Entertainment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In its 50 years, the repertoire of music covered almost matches that of established orchestras worldwide in choice and forward vision, not to mention potentially demanding in terms of skill.
He is a composer represented by the Australian Music Centre and is having works accepted by Alfred Publishing in the United States.
The 35-strong choir is the oldest children’s choir in Malaysia.
www.star-ecentral.com /news/story.asp?file=/2005/12/6/music/12757879&sec=music   (870 words)

 Universal Music Group
Universal Music International is a division of Universal Music Group; the world\'s leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 63 countries around the world.
The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Strategic Marketing and Commercial Affairs (outside the U.S.).
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.
new.umusic.com /News.aspx?NewsId=127   (426 words)

 Philips introduces seamless music system
Philips' WACS700 music system was unveiled in May at the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) convention in Geneva, Switzerland, and subsequently voted European Audio Compact System of the Year 2005/06.
Features like “My Music Follows Me” allow music to follow the listener seamlessly from one room to another while the “Music Broadcast” party mode plays the same music or playlist on all receivers, in all rooms, in perfect synchronisation.
Philips' WAC5 music system, meanwhile, is designed to enhance a “conventional” hi-fi separates set-up – including an audio receiver or amplifier – by offering the same hard disk/wireless functionality as the WACS700.
biz.thestar.com.my /news/story.asp?file=/2005/9/21/business/11990769&sec=business   (611 words)

 Chinese Music in Malaysia
Modern Chinese Orchestra or hua yue tuan in Malaysia is documented by Tan Sooi Beng (1983).
As in China, this orchestra is made up of a blend of western and traditional Chinese musical instruments.
Two of the more prominent ones include Khor Seng Chew of the Dama Chinese Orchestra who received his training in London and Chew Hee Chiat of the Zhuan Yi Chinese Orchestra who received his training in the USA.
www.musicmall-asia.com /malaysia/classical/chinese.html   (375 words)

 Artists in Malaysia - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
From the artist: Mak Yong is an ancient dance-theatre form incorporating the elements of ritual, stylized dance and acting, vocal and instrumental music, story, song, formal as well as improvised spoken text.It is per...
From the artist: Plexus Solaris's 'Warrior Queen' is a sci-fi concept centering on the mother of galactic battles which results in the ascendance of a race of splendiferous warrior princesses who rule the Seventh Gala...
He is particularly known for his subtle musical style and unrivaled vocal mastery.
music.download.com /3605-5_32-0.html?&country=Malaysia   (428 words)

 BERKLEE | International College of Music (ICOM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Established in November 1995, ICOM is the premiere college of contemporary music in the Asia Pacific region.
In line with the college's goal to upgrade the standard of music in Malaysia, ICOM provides excellent facilities to cater to the diverse areas of a student's musical development.
ICOM has undertaken the responsibility to enhance the standard of music in the region by providing the best possible academic program, facilities and faculty, in order to educate and groom music students to meet the challenges of and spearhead innovative change in the music industry.
www.berklee.edu /international/kuala_lumpur.html   (427 words)

 Music, Malaysia Directory
Even my parents were impressed with the movie, which made me want to watch it.
Be prepared for a good music score by Rajesh Roshan.
The movie can almost be classified as a musical with the cast breaking into a song here and there.
www.malaysiabanner.com /movie/archive/kaho.html   (387 words)

 Marwan Green Critter - Band page with free MP3 music downloads on SoundClick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Composing music is simply just a hobby for me. In addition, I never even went to any disco clubs at all.
Listeners can get to know how their music sounds like (in low quality preview, that is) so that they can decide whether they like them or not before they can buy their albums later on.
They can even let their music being downloaded for free, with only the feedback of their fans as their reward.
www.soundclick.com /marwangreencritter   (874 words)

 International Society for Music Education - Malaysia Government Ministries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Provides information on Malaysia's agricultural production, marketing,resources, consumption, demand, supply and prices as well as procedures useful to planners, producers, traders and potential investors.
History, mission and objectives, functions and organisational setup of the Department of Agriculture Malaysia.
The Department of Broadcasting or better known as Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) is a government agency under the Ministry of Information.
www.isme.org /article/articleview/355/1/61   (494 words)

 Music Education : Degrees and Programmes : International College Of Music
Bachelor Of Music (Hons) In Professional Music (BMus)
The ICOM educational experience is an integration of theoretical knowledge and practice of skills in various aspects of music.
The ICOM learning process prepares aspiring musicians, audio and music business professionals to meet the needs and challenges of the ever-evolving industry of professional music.
icom.edu.my   (150 words)

 Iowa State University Music Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
During the years between the Master's degrees (1995-1997), Lim served on the faculty of the Sedaya College and the Seimpi Academy of Music in Malaysia where she taught applied piano to college piano majors.
She prepared both students and local teachers for external examinations (graded and Diploma Certificates) such as the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (U.K.), Trinity College of Music (London) and the Australian Music Education Board.
She is also a member of the Iowa State Music Teachers Association and a member of the Music Teachers National Association.
www.music.iastate.edu /faculty/lim   (260 words)

 The Banker: Ready to face the music in Malaysia
A grey-haired man wearing a grey shirt and grey trousers is not a promising subject.
But Amirsham Aziz, the unassuming president and CEO of Maybank, Malaysia’s banking behemoth, turns out to be a fan of the Havana-based Tropicana nightclub.
He goes on about “the trees, the music, the sound, the acoustics, the colours”.
www.thebanker.com /news/fullstory.php/aid/1322/Ready_to_face_the_music_in_Malaysia.html   (329 words)

 CSUS Music Department
The CSUS Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under her direction, gave performances for the California Music Educator's Association and the American Choral Director's Association, Sacramento (2000) and the American Choral Director's Association, Hawaii (2002).
She has given presentations at the California Music Educator's Conference, California Reading Association, California School Boards Association, Beginning teacher Support and Assessment Consortium, Association for California School Administrators and Capital Sierra Leadership Academy.
She has appeared as a soloist with the Gold County Orchesta, California Winds Orchestra, Twin Cities Concert Association, organized the Fete Francaise Festival consisting of 40 events, and was awarded the CSUS Research and Creativity Award on two occasions.
www.csus.edu /music/research.html   (602 words)

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