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KEMADA comes from Sibu in central Sarawak.  They are dedicated to preserving the traditional Iban music, games, culture and especially the Gendang Pampat – the old drums usually played during rituals and Gawai Dayak celebrations.

In the old ways, the permission to use the Gendang Pampat was limited and sacred. Often they were prohibited which made them more precious to preserve yet at the same time, risking extinction because they were not allowed to be used often.


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