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George Town Festival: An evening of Unforgettable George Town

Khoo Kongsi opened its stage to international performers and to the different ethnic communities of Penang for a spectacular evening of cultural shows.  Hundreds of locals and tourists gathered at the historic temple to enjoy a colourful feast of music and dance to top off a full day of celebration throughout the streets of George Town.

Classic Beijing Opera: Ghaffar Pourazar & Chie Morimura wowed the crowd with an excerpt of "The Monkey King".
Jonget with the Peranakan: Johnny & the Nyonya Ladies singing and swaying to the catchy tune of folk songs.
Happy family fashion show in Penang’s Malayali style! The crowd gave a rousing cheer when the Malayali’s grandpa & grandma took to the stage. The Penang Malayali people originally came from Kerala, in Southern India.
Electrifying dance performances from Malayali girls & the Punjabi ladies.
One of my personal favourites & I believe the girls’ favourite - the fun, energetic, and explosive Punjabi drummers known as the Penang Dhol Blasters. The boys have contemporarised the beats with Dhol (a traditional Punjabi drum) with their youthful showmanship.

3 comments:

debi said...

Reese,

I love the beautiful clothing, and everyone looks like they're having so much fun!

Great pics, debi

Reese said...

Thanks Debi - Yes, it was a blast! Some people from the crowd also dressed up in colorful costumes as well.

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