C asean , a Bangkok based social enterprise whose aims are to strengthen regional connectivity formed C asean Consonant, bringing together generations of musicians across ASEAN countries. Members of C asean Consonant are talented youth from 10 ASEAN countries gathering to showcase their traditional instruments. This ensemble offers a platform for younger generation to develop, to share and to preserve traditional music of ASEAN.
C asean Consonant Concert in MaTiC, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia with lineups of talented young musicians from ASEAN countries; Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam performing “The Sound and Spirit of ASEAN”; medley of traditional songs from each countries.
A total of 10 ASEAN countries performed with traditional musical instrument of their respective countries:
Sukirman Sugadto from Brunei
Marvin Tamayo from Philippines
Niranjan Pandian from Singapore
Agung Hero Hernanda from Indonesia
Kammathep Theeralertrat from Thailand
Noor Leyzam Ali from Malaysia
Le Thuy Linh from Vietnam
War War San from Myanmar
Sinthavong Sengmounthong from Laos
Peseth Sart from Cambodia
The music presented is able to give an idea that music is a universal language that is able to melt, eliminating differences, and unite the various tribes, races, and languages between countries in the ASEAN region.
Ethnic music was considered old-fashioned by most young people around the world was presented with a package that includes a musical arrangement with contemporary elements.