Istana Budaya in collaboration with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) will hold a 'Gegar Kembara Muzik Tradisional' concert on Oct 14 at the Dewan Canselor Tun Abdul Razak, Bangi campus.

Istana Budaya in a statement said that the mega-scale concert will feature popular artistes including Shiha Zikir, Nadeera Zaini and Putera Muhammad who will perform the latest compositions of traditional orchestral music genres including Kembali Terang, Casablanca and Kalam.

According to the statement, also featured at the concert will be a traditional dance performance by Artistana Istana Budaya and enlivened by UKM's Artisukma, dikir barat ensemble, choir group and Cak Lempung ensemble by UKM students.

Music Director Yazid Zakaria said the concert was a continuation of Istana Budaya's strategic collaboration with public and private higher education institutions such as Management and Science University which took place on May 23 and 24 and Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, on June 24.

"In order to raise traditional music to a higher level, we are trying to approach various sections of society, especially the young generation through performances and singing by up-and-coming artistes so that it continues to be popular, appreciated and not lost over time," he said.

Campus residents and members of the public can get tickets to the concert which starts at 8 pm for as low as RM11.50 at the portal

Source: BERNAMA News Agency