A two day arts festival, showcasing the diverse history and culture of various aboriginal people from around the world is coming to town, this October. Promising a truly authentic experience, the festival will present a diverse range of art forms and experiences for all.
Indigenous peoples from New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Ghana and Canada along with the Malaysian Orang Asli will be presenting their brilliantly innate culture through music and dances that echo the resonating spiritual core of these tribes. Arts and culture demonstrations, product sales and pocket shows are other highlights of the festival.
From among the local favourites, Orang Asli clans that will grace the festival are Mah Meri from Selangor, Semai Bera from Pahang, Etnik Murut from Sabah and Etnik Iban from Sarawak to name a few.
The cultural expressions of these beautiful people are truly legendary to say the least. An estimated 370 million indigenous people spread across 70 countries worldwide express the fragile ecological human diversity of the planet.
Speaking different languages, practicing unique traditions, these beautiful tribes have retained their social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are outstandingly distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live.
From the Maoris and Samoans of New Zealand who have their rich cultural heritage steeped in tradition and legend dating back over 3000 years to the Aboriginals of Australia to whom all that is sacred is in the land with music and dance integral to their way of life, these primeval communities of the world are legendary.Speaking over a thousand languages, divided by customs and traditions, the indigenous communities of Papua New Guinea run into several thousands in number, and are one of the most heterogeneous in the world.
Mah Meri Tribe from Malaysia
Mysterious and fascinating, the tribes of Africa have traditions as diverse as the communities themselves and these are to name, just a few. Held in conjunction with the Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 campaign, which seeks to showcase and celebrate Malaysia’s bountiful and diverse cultures and festivities, the International Aborigines Arts Festival aims to celebrate the diversity of human heritage. Come and engage your senses with the lively and colourful cultural expressions of these mysterious, primitive communities.
Maoris from New Zealand
WHERE Astaka Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
WHEN 10am-7pm (23-25 Oct)
Tel 03 2614 8200