Spreading the love for beats and rhythms across international shores, The Diplomats of Drum has received universal acclaim as Malaysia’s chief world music percussion troupe, offering the world an exuberant blend of percussive music that is ‘joyous and life affirming leaving one breathless’.
The band has been voted three times as “Best Live Act” by MTV Asia & the Asian Musician Magazine in recognition of their showmanship, choreography & close rapport with its audiences & is the only non-mainstream band to have performed at the Beijing Olympics 2008 musical showcase and the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The band itself is a genre of cross-cultural collaborations. ‘Music without Borders’ is their category, and their music of enduring brilliance and collaborations. You can expect a non-stop, racing performance, building up an upsurge of energy in an almost orchestral collusion. The Diplomats of Drum operates as an organism, truly genetically mutant and their magic is EAR-gasmic and equally enduring.
The Diplomats of Drum arsenal is a mixture of ethnic, improvised, self made and contemporary instruments. It’s a hodgepodge of the shapes ans sizes from divers cultures; the Australian Didgeridoo, African Djembes and Talking Drum, Brazilian Repenique and Surdos, Malay Gendang and Rebana, the Indian Dhol, Sitar and Tabla, the Scottish Bagpipe, Slide and Acoustic Guitars and a whole lot more.
Besides lighting up stages during concerts and music festivals, the band is suitably available for corporate engagements around the globe, team-building sessions and educational workshops.