Artist Profiles: Darmas

Darmas

Six young musicians formed Darmas, a band propelled by the rhythms they derive from traditional Malay classics like the Joget (a traditional Malay dance from Malacca influenced by the Portuguese colonial dance of Branyo), Zapin (a Malay dance found in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei) and the Canggung (Malay dance with Thai influences).

The central element in Darmas’ sound comes from the kulintangan, an ancient series of gongs from the Sabah tribes, presenting a kaleidoscope mix of Malaysian eclectic sounds.

Darmas released its debut album “Teja” in 2019.

Discography:

Teja (2019)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart. Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.
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