KANDORA! Drumming It's Way To Unity Through Folklore Music | KANDORA! begins year 2023 by calling people from all over Malaysia to join them in fuelling unity through drumming. The name KANDORA! means a movement that promotes unity via drumming. “Drums of Unity” is what this group offers everyone —an opportunity to connect through the power and rhythm of music. Drumming circle for all skill levels, it can be easily and naturally played by the public without formal knowledge in music with the possibility to be played simultaneously by unlimited number of players. 

KANDORA! is trying to gather 2,000 participants to drum together using buckets and ladles at AEON Midtown Falim Shopping Centre on 21st January 2023. Imagine the unity spirit that we will feel with a steady and resonant beat echoing within the walls. Besides being a part of the biggest pail drumming record setting event for the Malaysian Book of Records, this event will also set another record in the memory of the unity for us as Malaysians.

KANDORA! Drumming It's Way To Unity Through Folklore Music

At the same time, “Hormat dan Harmoni” drumming tour will  be accentuating the values and message contained in the folklore lyrics to promote a sense of unity amongst Malaysian audiences. During the musical performance, drum pails will be arranged in the venue for the audience to participate in the drum circle. The performance will consist of a drum facilitator with a music band. 


      “In union there is strength.”

The audience will get to participate in the performance by using the pail and ladle provided hence making the performance very interactive. During the performance, KANDORA! will spread the unity message of “Hormat dan Harmoni” in which the audience comes together to experience drumming in harmony as one Malaysia regardless of age, gender, and race. 

KANDORA! subscribes to SDG 16 : Department of Economic and Social Affairs which focuses on promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. The “Hormat dan Harmoni” drumming tour comprises of three components — collaborative partnerships and capacity building programmes to support B40 communities and marginalised communities by giving out “Abundance bags” to the orphans and children, raising awareness and funds for the local performing arts community that have been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic through sales of KANDORA! merchandise and last but not least, in the spirit of unity to create joy and prosperity during Chinese New Year celebrations, KANDORA! will be giving out prizes such as iPad, Huawei earbuds, smart watches and many more! 


Step 1 : Click this link, https://bit.ly/HormatNHarmoniDrummingTour and click on the button to the right side of your screen to reserve your spot.

Step 2 :    Post a unity message (pictures/videos) on your preferred social media platforms (Facebook/ Instagram/ TikTok) — the more your post, the more you increase your chances of wining!

Step 3 : Follow Kantan Drum Circle on Facebook/ Instagram/ TikTok

Step 4 : Hashtag #HormatHarmoni

Step 5 : Be there at AEON Midtown Falim Ipoh and be a part of our Malaysian Record “Hormat dan Harmoni” grand jam and go home with your name personalised and engraved on an NFT token!

The “Hormat dan Harmoni” drumming tour is supported by ArtsFas, Yayasan Hasanah, Ministry of Finance of Malaysia (MOF), Ipoh City Council (MBI), and Malaysian Indian Youth Council Buntong (MIYC) and AEON Big is the key partner by providing the venue and sponsoring the pails and ladle. Last but not least, the sponsors —Peaches N Pen, NIT Printing, Thinker Creative, Soul Mechanics, Rex Network Resources and Rosemary Floral and Gifts.

“Hormat dan Harmoni is a unity message that brings audience together to experience drumming in harmony as ONE Malaysia regardless of age, gender, and race. We are building a community of percussion enthusiasts to preserve and popularize local folklore songs through interactive drum circle in a congregation. --- Zufar Adzahan, Co-founder of KANDORA!.” 

To find out more information regarding KANDORA!’s latest news and events, kindly log onto KANDORA!’s Official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/kandoramalaysia or check out Kandora!’s Official Instagram page at www.instagram.com/kantandrumcircle. KANDORA! always have something exciting planned for our community!

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. ”


Founded in 2022, KANDORA! is a movement to foster unity using the art of drumming. Unlike the usual Drum Circle, KANDORA! using the music melody from the Resident Band to fuel the spirit and fun of the participants when drumming en masse, not just the sounds of percussion beats without the support of melodious musical instruments. This advantage also gives a new perspective on the basic rhythms learned in Drum Circle activities. Participants have a more fun drumming "goal" that is a "play-along" to their favourite songs. This also gives KANDORA! an advantage because it helps to increase the variation of the performance by changing the melody of the song, instead of changing the variation of the percussion beat alone. In other words, KANDORA! is expected to last longer because it is more dynamic than its competitors. For more information please visit, https://www.facebook.com/kandoramalaysia

About ArtsFAS

Arts For All Seasons (ArtsFAS) is part of a larger effort by Yayasan Hasanah to preserve and celebrate Malaysian Arts, Heritage and Culture (AHC). ArtsFAS was launched in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has greatly affected arts practitioners. At a time when live performances were not possible, it offered an avenue to showcase and honour artists and the local arts by making them accessible, while supporting livelihoods.Through our support for various shows, screenings, theatre productions, workshops, exhibitions, festivals, and place-making activities, we additionally aim to educate the community and expose them to a broader art movement. ArtsFAS is organised by Yayasan Hasanah in the final quarter of every year, where we work with various collaboration partners to honour our artists.For more information please visit, https://www.artsfas.org/

About Yayasan Hasanah

Yayasan Hasanah (Hasanah) was born as an independent grant-making foundation on 1 July 2015, with the aim of creating greater impact that complements Khazanah’s efforts towards advancing Malaysia.Hasanah focuses on the pressing community, social, and environmental issues in Malaysia. We work to bring together policymakers, civil society organisations, corporations, and local communities to enable collective impact for the people and environment.Today, Hasanah contributes to 15 of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – supporting impact-driven solutions in Malaysia through our grants and collaborations. For more information please visit, https://yayasanhasanah.org/

About Ministry of Finance of Malaysia (MOF)

The Ministry of Finance, abbreviated MOF, is a ministry of the Government of Malaysia that is charged with the responsibility for government expenditure and revenue raising. The ministry's role is to develop economic policy and prepare the Malaysian federal budget. For more information please visit, https://www.mof.gov.my/portal/en

About Ipoh City Council (MBI)

The Ipoh City Council is the city council which administers the city of Ipoh in the state of Perak, Malaysia. This council was established after the city was officially granted city status on 27 May 1988. Their jurisdiction covers an area of 643 square kilometres. For more information please visit, https://www.mbi.gov.my/

About Malaysian Indian Youth Council Buntong (MIYC) 

Majlis Belia India Malaysia or Malaysian Indian Youth Council (MIYC) is one of the largest Indian youth based national organization in Malaysia. MIYC has successfully been established in 10 States with an approximate of 150 branches and 11 Associate Members. The Council has close to 8,000 members throughout the nation. The formation of MIYC was initiated by Viveka Sri Rajaretinam Armugam in small social gathering on 12th November 1991. Final documentation of the formation was submitted on 17th April 1992. The MIYC registration was approved and certificate was issued by registrar of society, Malaysia on 1st December 1993. The First Annual General Meeting of MIYC was held on 23rd January 1994 at Vivekanandha Ashramam, Brickfield Kuala Lumpur. Viveka Sri Muthuveloo Chinna was elected as the first National President of MIYC and Viveka Sri Rajaretinam Armugam was appointed as the first honorable Secretary General of MIYC. 31st July 2004 was an important date in the history of MIYC. After 10 years of struggle, finally MIYC was officially declared as full board member of Malaysian Youth Council (MBM). 25th May 2006, the long waited MIYC cooperative was formed and obtained the license to operate nationwide. For more information please visit, https://miyc.com.my/

About AEON Big

AEON Big is the leading retailer in Malaysia with 21 outlets, AEON BiG offers hassle-free shopping to millions of shoppers. The term “AEON” has its origins in a Latin root meaning “eternity”. The customer’s beliefs and desires comprise the central core of our philosophy. At AEON, our eternal mission as a corporate group is to benefit our customers, and our operations are thus customer-focused to the highest degree. AEON today has grown into a comprehensive Group encompassing over 250 companies and business entities in 12 business segments including retail, financial services, shopping center development, and services. More than 360,000 people Aeon employees working in these 250 companies under the AEON Group in Japan and abroad are striving to contribute to the convenient and comfortable living of our customer and to achieve global customer satisfaction. AEON Co Ltd purchased the shares of Magnificient Diagraph Sdn Bhd, in Malaysia on 31 October 2012. Pursuant to the acquisition, there was a change of company name from Magnificient Diagraph Sdn Bhd to AEON BIG (M) SDN BHD. The Acquisition is part of the AEON Group plans to expand the business in South East Asia and further develop their Asean operations. Today, AEON BIG (M) SDN BHD currently operates 21 Hypermarkets under the trade name of “AEON BIG” in Malaysia. For more information please visit, https://aeonbig.com.my/