September 14, 2014

Cultural Night Tawe Semester 1 2014/2015

Assalamualaikum everyone 

Welcome to IIUM the garden of knowledge and virtue to the new intake students for Semester 1 session 2014/2015 and welcome back to IIUM guys..

Our club has successfully completed taaruf event in 2014!!! Alhamdulillah. We come back with the collaboration show for cultural night Taaruf Week Semester 1 session 2014/2015. This event has been involved by cultural clubs which are Gamelan Gema Gangsa, Angklung, Acoustic Band, Percussion, Andeka Caklempong, Nasyeed, Theathre, Poetry, and Zapin. There were 10 of our club members who joined this show.

As being scheduled, the cultural night is on 5th September 2014. So, our members who will perform on that night have come back to IIUM on 28th August 2014 to start their training. Totally Gema Gangsa delivered 4 songs on that night, 1 song which is a new song  composed by our own Cikgu Ku Zahir "Naskhah Sebuah Ceritera". While the other 4 songs are "Overture", "Hawaiian Five O", and "Puteri Santubong" which were collaborated with all IIUM Cultural Clubs.We have been trained by our beloved plus adorable sifu, Cikgu Ku Zahir and Habib from Acoustic Band who personally train us day and night ^.^

For this taaruf, senior and junior members have been selected to perform this song,and Alhamdulillah, we were able to perform a breath-taking performances.
       
Players of each instruments:-
Gambang - Afiq
Bonang - Paan Hbg & Paan Bananana
Saron Peking - Izyan & Athirah
Saron Barong - Ija & Fatin
Demong- Izzati
Slenthem - Yaya
Gong - Gaga
Kenong - Pida







Global IIUM Alumni Homecoming

Salam.

Pada 13 Jun yang lalu, kelab kebudayaan UIAM( CiTRA) telah membuat persembahan besar julung-julung kalinya di hadapan alumni-alumni UIAM dari pelbagai negara di Hotel Istana. Seperti diketahui, CiTRA merupakan gabungan gamelan,caklempong,angklung,akustik band dan pelbgai lagi di UIAM.

Persembahan kali ini, di hadapan Presiden UIA, Dato Dr Rais Yatim, Rektor, Mentor UIAM YB KJ, dan ramai lagi orang kenamaan. Kami telah dipimpin oleh guru kami, Ku Zahir dan gema gangsa membawakan lagu Gabungan Sayyidy Maulai dan Medley Gambuh menyanyi dan lenggang Kangkung. Alhamdulillah, walaupun event pada malam itu banyak cacat cela yg datang dari pihak yang bertanggungjawab, kami masih dapat memberi persembahan terbaik.





Pidato Antarabangsa Bahasa Melayu 2014

Salam.

Bertemakan “Pengantarabangsaan Bahasa Melayu”, Pertandingan Pidato Antarabangsa Bahasa Melayu Piala Perdana Menteri @ PABM adalah satu acara tahunan pidato Bahasa Melayu yang terulung yang bermatlamat untuk memartabatkan citra dan kedaulatan bahasa Melayu di persada dunia.

YAB Perdana Menteri, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak telah bertindak sebagai Penaung dan telah hadir sebagai Perasmi Malam Kemuncak pertandingan ini. Program ini adalah hasil idea dan inovasi YAB Perdana Menteri sendiri untuk memperkasa bahasa Melayu di persada antarabangsa. Malam Kemuncak PABM telah disiarkan secara langsung di TV1, RTM dan melalui internet ke seluruh dunia di laman sesawang PABM ini.

Alhamduilillah, kumpulan Gamelan Gema Gangsa UIAM telah dijemput untuk membuat persembahan utama dengan membawakan lagu Cari-Cari Cuba Kau Cari yang dikolaborasikan bersama penari dari UKM serta persembahan selingan dengan membawa lagu-lagu tradisional Gamelan Melayu.







March 7, 2014

Anugerah Ikon Seni Budaya 2013

Apa khabar semua!

Untuk pengetahuan semua, pada minggu lepas, Gema Gangsa UIAM telah dijemput untuk menghadiri Anugerah Ikon Varsiti Berita Harian 2013 di Putrajaya. Datang bukan sebarang datang, datang kami kerana kami telah tercalon dalam satu kategori iaitu Kategori Ikon Seni Budaya. Kami bertolak dari UIAM dengan pengangkutan yang telah disediakan oleh pihak UIAM. Turut bersama kami adalah kumpulan CENSERVE UIAM , dan 2 individu yang turut mewakili UIAM dan tercalon dalam kategori masing-masing.

Alhamdulillah, disaat Anugerah Ikon Seni Budaya diumumkan, masing-masing berasa teruja dan dalam masa yang sama, kami risau jika tidak memenangi anugerah ini. Tetapi, "Kun Fayakun" firman Allah, ditakdirkan Anugerah Ikon Seni Budaya adala milik Gema Gangsa UIAM! Pelbagai perasaan yang menikam jiwa kami. Kami sangat bersyukur atas anugerah yang diberikan.

Terima kasih tidak terhingga kepada Cikgu Ku Zahir atas dorongan, dan semua yang telah menyokong dan mengundi kami untuk meraih anugerah ini. InsyaAllah, kami akan kekalkan momentum dan lakukan yang lebih baik untuk memartabatkan industri irama tradisional melalui Gamelan. Biar tidak lapuk dek hujan, tak lekang dek panas.



February 18, 2014

UIAM Gema Gangsa Recruitment wrap up!

Salam everyone :)

Recruiting for new talented members this semester started early mainly because of the mainboards of Gema Gangsa felt it is a must to search a new players for this semester. It is done with two sessions, on two different days. Alhamdulillah, many turned and an out of mind number of possible who want to try their luck, showed themselves during this audition.

     The first stage of the selection is all about technical, how you digest the beats and scores and let it out as rhythm and melody. The applicants were given 2 instruments which are sarong baron and sarong peking. Each instruments were played by them infront of the "ToT" members. ToT @ interviewers chose "Timang Burung" song during this audition.

Out of more than 30 candidates who showed up during the first stage of new members selection, the best 19  made themselves into the second stage. In this stage, where we held interview session, they are separated into small groups to ease the flow of the interview session. This interview session was conduct by interviewers among the TOT ,while the mainboards only observed the personality, image and the uniqueness of the players.
     Questions were asked regardless of opinion, experiences or even knowledge basis to the potentials and how they responds to each uncertainties, arguments,queries were carefully observed and valued out by the interviewer.
 
Registration committees ( Paan Bananana & Fida)

Committees

Interviewers for Sarong barong ( Hafiz yang tenang, Shiro, Fatin, Min)

Interviewers for Sarong Peking (Tierah, Eza, Mai, Rasul)

Students are being observed



Second interview session
Hafiz showed a demo of Timang Burung






 
We would like to express our gratitude to all members of Gema Gangsa for giving us your full cooperation and commitment during this semester new recruitment. And also we would like to thank our family, IIUM Acoustic Band, IIUM Angklung Club, IIUM Andeka Caklempong, IIUM Percussion Band and CiTRA for promoting our poster in IIUM ON9 , twitter and instagram. By the way,for the students who've spent your time to attend this audution, best of wishes from us and we are looking forward to see you guys as one of the UIAM Gema Gangsa family members. Good luck.



February 9, 2014

UIAM Gamelan Group(Gema Gangsa), New Intake

 Intersted in performing? Wish to present the melodious melody of your national heritage? Want to be part of UIAM Gamelan Group Gema Gangsa?

     If so, present yourself to the auditions on February 16th 2014  at Conference Room,next to the Gamelan Training Room, CAC from 8:00p.m onwards.

Requirement:
     1) Experienced in playing gamelan
     2) Has basic skills in music
     3) Fast-learner

     If those criteria suites you well, plus an interesting character, you are welcome to join us at the audition.

February 8, 2014

Cultural Night Taaruf Week Sem 2 2013/2014


Assalamualaikum everyone ^^

Welcome to IIUM the garden of knowledge and virtue to the new intake students for Semester 2 session 2013/2014 and welcome back to IIUM guys..

Our club has successfully completed our first event in 2014!!! Alhamdulillah. We come back with the collaboration show for cultural night Taaruf Week Semester 2, 2013/2014. This event has been involved by cultural clubs which are Gamelan Gema Gangsa, Angklung, Acoustic Band, Percussion, Andeka Caklempong, Nasyeed, Theathre, Poetry, and Zapin. There were 10 of our club members who joined this show.

As being scheduled, the cultural night is on 30th January 2014. So, our members who will perform on that night have come back to IIUM on 21th September 2013 to start their training. Totally Gema Gangsa delivered 5 songs on that night, 1 song which is an awesome song composed by our own Cikgu Ku Zahir "CC2CKC@Cari Cari Cuba Kau Cari"(won the 1st place in Gamelan Melayu Peringkat Kebangsaan). While the other 4 songs are "Overture", "Hawaiian Five O", "Ya Rasulullah" and "Puteri Santubong" which were collaborated with all IIUM Cultural Clubs.We have been trained by our beloved plus adorable sifu, Cikgu Ku Zahir who personally train us day and night ^.^

FYI, previously, Cari-Cari Cuba Kau Cari has been played by senior members in Gamelan,who have been practicing and playing that song for a many times. But for this taaruf, junior members have been selected to perform this song,and Alhamdulillah, with all the supports from seniors, they were able to perform a breath-taking performances.
         
Players of each instruments:-
Gambang - Afiq
Bonang - Paan Hbg & Paan Bananana
Saron Peking - Shiro & Fatin
Saron Barong - Yasmin & Acap
Demong- Pida
Slenthem - Siti
Gong - Piji

Training moments...
                                
"Andeka Caklempong"
                               
"Angklung"
                            

                         








Cultural Night..


"Sis Izza is everywhereeeee! "
"To the lefttttt.. To the rightttt.."

"With adorable teacher and lovely seniors"


"IIUM Acoustic band"





"Are you ready? "


"IIUM CULTURAL CLUBS"

      This ta'aruf show was a complete success. Alhamdulillah and congratz to all! Special thanks to Cikgu Ku Zahir, committees, alumnus, players , students/audiences and those who are willing to give us a support directly or indirectly. Mucho gracias uollz!!!We hope, IIUM Cultural Clubs ukhuwah won't fade as the show ended. Let's do our best in the upcoming shows ^.^

* A few feedbacks :-


            

October 31, 2013

World Gamelan Festival 2013

In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful.

Last month, we have been busy preparing and training for the World Gamelan Festival which was held at Terengganu on 25th till 27th october 2013. Again, for the second time in a year, we went to Terengganu for the same reason, for the same passion, which is Gamelan. But of course, for this time we went there with an intention to learn something new. Fortunately, we got a chance to learn about Gamelan from other countries especially Gamelan from Bali and also from Jawa, the origin of Gamelan. We also got an opportunity to watch and enjoy all Gamelan performances performed by other groups from all over the world which participates. One statement, "they are too awesome!". Well, not much to say,  let the pictures speaks the memories.

"Morning IIUM! ready to go to Terengganu"


Bengkel session for Gamelan Jawa and Bali. 

The arts of Gamelan Bali. *focus on the Gamelan. tehee~*

To Muzium Terengganu we go! * school trip perhaps :)*

The artist. (^^,)

Combination of Gemawan + Gema Gangsa. One fine day, InshaAllah. :)

Our awesome Madam Rahaidah, Officer of STADD.

"Things end. But memories last forever"

Till we meet again. When and where? well, maybe at UKM on 9th November for Festival Gamelan UKM. InshaAllah :)