Wednesday, December 06, 2006



Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ta'aruf performance: AADM at YouTube


Saturday, December 02, 2006

Pics and vids at Janda Baik and KL Hilton

Pics at Janda Baik and KL Hilton;

Videos at Janda Baik and KL Hilton;
Vid 1
Vid 2
Vid 3
Vid 4

Click it and will link you to and you can download these files there.

More pictures will be posted next time, or you can always email me at or Credits go to Zaki and Jay who captured these pics and vids.


Friday, December 01, 2006


Date: 29 November 2006, Wednesday
Venue: CAC Hall, IIUM
Time: 9.30 p.m
Playlists: Temasya, Ada Apa Denganmu, Pandang-Pandang Jeling-Jeling, Matsuri, I'tiraf

Last night IAC, accompanied with Percussion Group, Gamelan, Caklempong, Band and Nasyid team had performed in front of 800 new students of IIUM. Team Zapin, Aikido, Silat Cekak Hanafi and Silat Helang Putih also joined the musical groups on the stage, following the ryhthm and melodies of the songs being played.
Led by Bro. Aswad, the night show started with Temasya, where every musical teams had collaborated. After martial art feats by both Silat groups, IAC's solo performance began with Ada Apa Denganmu, and then Pandang-Pandang Jeling-Jeling before continued with Caklempong group for Matsuri and Sakinah. The next shows went with Band and Zapin.
The song Cindai was carried on by Caklempong, Gamelan and Band. Since IAC members had to do nothing, they just enjoyed the song and moved just a bit in harmony. And the last song, I'tiraf went on with Nasyid team before they ended the night's program with salawat.
A special appreciation goes to Bro. Aswad who led IAC members, Zaki, Jay Hamzah and Asmawi who gave their last full commitment to the show and also for the team. Without all of you the show would probably be different from what everyone had had last night.
Not forgetting to every bureaus; PromArch, BUTEM, T-DEV and Costume and Performance who had done their job very well for this show, and to Mainboard team who had helped them a lot to make sure everything went as planned. Thanks to all who participated, and it is hoped that after this, this team will perform much better in the future.


Thursday, November 23, 2006


Date: 21 November 2006, Tuesday
Venue: KL Hilton
Time: 9.30 p.m
Playlists: I’tiraf, Medley (Mary Had a Little Lamb, Happy Family, London Bridge), Joget Pahang, Ada Apa Denganmu, Medley (When The Saints Go Marching & You Are My Sunshine), Bungong Juempo, Belaian Jiwa, Edelwiess, Enjit-Enjit Semut, Madu Dan Racun, Song of Do Re Mi, Sejahtera Malaysia

On 21 November 2006 IAC performed 12 full songs and 2 medleys for International Conference of ICT in Muslim World dinner at Grand Ballroom, Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Accompanied with a guitarist and Bro. Wan Malik, the vocalist the sounds of angklung filled the hall for about one hour. The audience who were also IIUM staffs and lecturers from Kuliyyah of ICT watched the performance from members of Angklung Club; some did concentrate but some did not for the only attention they gave was for food. And for IAC members, they did sing a bit in Song of Do Re Mi and Sejahtera Malaysia, and some did move a bit to the beat. Furthermore, the songs were all well-played, the Dean of Kuliyyah of ICT gave A++ to the performance and thus, well done to all!
It was quite a while since IAC had not been invited to such a place, so the members took this advantage to record and capture as many pictures as they want in the grand ballroom, especially after the guests and the lecturers gone. It was quite a moment, especially for those who will be leaving from IAC.
In bus on the way back to IIUM, the voices of IAC members sang Salam Terakhir and Bertemu Dan Berpisah. It was fun to hear the weird sounds they produced while singing the songs, but everyone knew that that night was not for long.
Maybe it was because of the ukhwah of IIUM Angklung Club members that makes it hard to forget the night. The highlight was not on the performance but the happiness everyone shared together as a team.



Date: 17-19 November 2006, Friday-Sunday
Venue: Janda Baik, Pahang.

It has been a year since the program manager of this agenda, Bro. Mohd. Najib planned to organize this induction course for IAC members, and at last, at the very end of his days with IAC it came true last 17 November 2006. Located at Janda Baik, 45 minutes-drive from IIUM, more than 20 members of Angklung Club joined this very first induction course for this club. This program is in pursuance of discussion during the Annual General Meeting, thus allowing the new mainboard members to organize this 3-days-2-nights event.
In this induction course, the new board was taught about their task, what they have to do and what they should plan for this club and the members were technically trained to enhance the level of performances, both in theory and practice. This course's objectives are to improve self-confidence and relationships among the members of IAC, to explore and contribute ideas and opinions among newly appointed board members and the previous board members and to gather IAC members as a big family to develop collective participation and cooperation through activities.
The members who participated arrived at Janda Baik at 7.00 p.m. After they had their dinner and prayers the course started with Ice Breaking session, or in other word, Ta’aruf.
Bro. Najib himself directed the program, and he asked each of them to at first draw the shape of a face on an A4 paper and then goes around to other members and asks them to draw any parts of the body and complete it as a whole, while asking 2 questions about anything to them. In this way each of them got to know each other in a very casual and simple way. After that, Bro. Najib asked the participants to write in a piece of paper 3 things about them; only one thing that is true and the others are wrong. After he had collected every pieces of paper, he selected one and shouted out the three things, and the participants had to guess who wrote it. From here, the participants were introduced to a bit of one’s personal life in a very funny approach (now everyone knew who cikgu Ramlah is).
The next day, after Subh prayer, in Activate Your Life! session the participants were conducted by Bro. Najib and learnt about ‘poncho-poncho’, one way of exercise, just like aerobic. Following a song titled ‘Madu Dan Racun’ which is also a song that IAC members have to play on 21 November 2006 for International Conference of ICT in Muslim World, they followed the steps taught by him while enjoying the song. In fact, each of them began to like ‘poncho-poncho’ and the song as well! After breakfast was for training session and only after 11 a.m the real game began where 3 groups were divided and each of the groups had to choose 2 envelopes with music notes in it. They had to create their own group name (DEEVA, HATI PECAH BERDERAI and BLUE KELLY)
with a trademark and together they had to convert the standard music notes into Angklung music notes which are very different from the real one and play the songs with angklung for the next mini-concert. It would be much easier if they know the title of the songs, but they had no clue about these songs they had to convert. Here they learnt how difficult to adapt music notes for new songs and they practically make use of what they have learnt from Bapak Dadang and Fairuz before.
At night, the participants partook in SWOT analysis. SWOT means ‘Strength, Weakness, Opportunity Threat’. In this session the accomplices played their part as the members of IAC giving their opinion and ideas for the future of this club. Each bureaus presented their missions, visions and job scope.
On the last day of this course, after Subuh prayer, everyone listened to Kuliyyah Subuh by the owner of the place they stayed in, who is also a writer. After breakfast and refreshment, everyone gathered for POA session (Plan Of Action). Here every bureau and also main board members started planning about what they are going to do for the next semester and future before they were allowed to start practicing for mini-concert. After about 40 minutes, the mini-concert began with group DEEVA playing only one song, Pretty Boy. And then Blue Kelly with Because of You and One Love and lastly, Hati Pecah Berderai with Untitled and So Yesterday. Everyone enjoyed the fun, even though each of every group competed with each other.
The course was ended by Sis. Norliza Chek Hassan, the Ass. Director of Cultural and Arts Unit S-Dev, IIUM. The winner was announced, and the first place goes to DEEVA!! Second place; BLUE KELLY and third place is HATI PECAH BERDERAI.
The participants went back to IIUM only after 'Asr because of some difficulty, but everyone arrived safe and sound.
This agenda is hoped to be an annual program for IAC for it is very important to strengthen the ukhwah between the members of IAC and to improve self-confidence and knowledge for better performances. Congratulations to all organizing committees, especially to the program manager for making this program a real fun for all. Thank you.



Date: 17 November 2006, Friday
Venue: HS LR 16
Time: 10.30 a.m

An annual general meeting of IAC was held at the Kuliyyah of Human Science last Friday. The rationale of this meeting for IAC members is to elect those who are apt to hold the responsibilities and to ensure the development of this cultural club. Although not all who had came, but the gathering was running smoothly, starting from a special speech from the guest of the event, Kak Maswa, IAC financial report, previous AGM report and the climax of the meeting, the election for Mainboard and Bureau recruits.
However, on that day the members did not have much time to elect for Bureau committees for they were all need to end the session before Jumaat prayer, thus those who had been chosen to be the Mainboard members had to do the job to select who should bear the responsibilities.
And here are the results of the Annual General Meeting;

President: Satdiyatun Adib Rahim
Ass. President: Mohd. Shukri Shaidan
Secretary: Raja Nurwahida Adleen Raja Munir Shah
Treasurer: Siti Sarah Sulaiman
Internal Auditor: Ratna Sari Zamri
Nawal Mohd. Marop

And these are those who had been chosen by the members of IAC Mainboard for Bureau committees;

Bureau of Technical and Maintenance: Fiza
Bureau of Training and Development: Siti Fairuz Kawid
Bureau of Costume and Coordination: Nadia
Bureau of Promotion and Archive: Nurul Azwa Haris

Last but not least, the new Assistant Director of Cultural and Arts Unit S-Dev, IIUM, Sis. Norliza Check Hassan gave a speech to the members before the meeting ended. It is hoped that these new committees of IAC will continue to bring this club to a higher level together with other members and if possible, to be one of the best cultural clubs in IIUM apart from Gamelan and Caklempong. Not forgetting those who had come to the meeting, thank you so much for your participation.


Sunday, October 01, 2006


What is Angklung?

Gamelan angklung (angklung) is a style of gamelan ensemble found primarily in Bali, Indonesia. Angklung is also the name of a bamboo musical instrument, popular throughout Southeast Asia, from which the ensemble gets its name but only occasionally employs.

The musical instrument called angklung is made out of two bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. The tubes are carved so that they have a resonant pitch when struck. The two tubes are tuned to octaves. The base of the frame is held with one hand while the other hand shakes the instrument rapidly from side to side. This causes a rapidly repeating note to sound. Thus each of three or more angklung performers in an ensemble will play just one note and together complete melodies is produced.

Balinese Gamelan Angklung is an ensemble of mostly bronze metallophones. The instruments are tuned to a 5-tone slendro scale. While the ensemble gets its name from the bamboo shakers, these days most compositions for Gamelan Angklung do not use them.

Angklung gets more international attention when in 1938 Daeng Soetigna, from Bandung - West Java, expanded the angklung notations not only to play traditional pélog or sléndro scales, but also diatonic scale. Since then, angklung is often played together with other western music instrument in an orchestra. One of the first well-known performances of angklung in orchestra was during the Bandung Conference in 1955. A few years later, Udjo Ngalagena, a student of Daeng Soetigna, opened his "Saung Angklung" (Angklung's House) in 1966 as centre of its development.

Source: World History


Saturday, September 30, 2006


IIUM Angklung Club has been established in 2003 under Cultural and Arts Unit, S-Dev. Since then, we are trying hard to ensure the establishment of this club is a success. Trained by a trainer from Indonesia, Mr. Mochammad Dadang Soleh. Our club is climbing their ways to put this club at the same level with other cultural clubs. We are currently planning programmes to further promote angklung to the public as a mean of da’wah and also education. All ideas, suggestions and comments are highly welcome.. ^^

TENURE  OF 2010/2011

Name:Mr. Dadang Mochamad Soleh

Recent Members: 100
President : Iswadi Idris
Vice President : Sarah Liyana Hishamuddin
General Secretary : Fatin Nadhirah Mohamad Salleh
Asistant General Secretary : Zahidah Hanis Zabidin
Financial Controller : Sit Amira Azemi
Internal Auditor : Nurul Akmal Zulkifly
Head T-DEV : Amirul Al Hafiz Abd Hamid
Asst. T-DEV : Nor Musahhadah Marhaban
Head BUTEM : Muhd Khairi Mohd Zin
Asst. BUTEM : Hazwati Hasnan
Head PROMARCH : Sharifah A'zzah Shahidin
Asst. PROMARCH : Siti Aisyah Farahain Mohd Zainal
Head COSMO : Farah Zazreen Zainudin
Asst. COSMO : Intan Syafinaz Muhamad Sazali


SEMESTER 1  07/08
  •  Ta'aruf Week
  •  PRO & US Deligates
  •  Performance at Minister of Higher Edu's House
  •  Closing Ceremony for Festival Pantun MAKUM
  •  Econs Debating Championship Dinner
  •  IIUM Convocation Day 2007
  •  CONVEST 2007
  •  Participate in Festival Paduan Angklung in Indonesia

SEMESTER 2  08/09
  •  Recording for S-DEV
  •  Student Carnival
  •  Mahallah Asiah Appreciation night
  •  MHI
  •  Wedding

SEMESTER 1  09/10
  •  Volunteer at Zoo Negara
  •  Talks on "Ethics in Art"
  •  Education Trip to Istana Budaya
  •  Cultural Team Promotion Show
  •  Cultural Unit Grand Iftar
  •  Suksis Iftar
  •  IIUM Hari Raya Celebration
  •  Peformnance during Humanitarian walk
  •  IIUM Merdeka Celebration And Welcoming Ramadan Al-Mubarrak
  •  Angklung Club AGM

SEMESTER 2  09/10
  •  Ta'aruf Show
  •  Opening for IPAC [juniors only]
  •  IPAC [Islamic Performance Art Concert]

SEMESTER 3  09/10
  •  Performance for National Counseling Seminar

SEMESTER 1  10/11
  •  Ta'aruf Show
  •  Performance for SEPAKAT 2010
  •  Festival Gamelan UKM [accompanied IIUM Gamelan Club]
  •  Wedding Shows
  •  Student Carnival [Busking & Closing Ceremony]
  •  CONVEST 2010 
  •  IIUM Kuantan Open Day
  •  Performance for VVIP of OIC 

SEMESTER 2  10/11
  •  Dinner Show at ISTAC
  •  Ta'aruf Show
  •  Busking for Membership Drive
  •  IIUM Alumni Show 2011
  •  Busking at KL Central & Central Market
  •  Quality Day
  •  MHI [Live from IIUM]


      Friday, September 29, 2006

      World Wide Web

      IAC members' weblogs;

      *updated January 2009*

      Mr. Aztec
      Fiza Hanif
      Nana chan

      If your website/blog is not here, please let us know in CONTACT section.


      Thursday, September 28, 2006



      Wednesday, September 27, 2006

      Mainboard and Bureaus

      For all mainboard and bureaus: If you have any announcements or informations for the other members, just fill in the form and we will post it in the blog.


      Saturday, September 23, 2006

      IAC birthday and goodbye party

      Despite the fact that not many turned up at last night's Angklung training, we celebrated our Augustians and Septemberians with fun and joy. Although some (who did come to the training session) were feeling unsatisfied and disturbed with other musical group's training in the same room, but it did not distract the party in the end.
      So for those who were celebrated last night, congratulations!! Another year to live, you guys should be thankful.
      And for the members who had bought all the foods and drinks (you know who you are), thank you so much! We went back to our mahallat with our stomach full.
      For the super-seniors, especially Bro. Najib who was the only one who came, thank you for everything. Don't forget us, always remember IIUM Angklung Club and we appreciate all the teachings you guys taught to us. Thank you so much.
      For the Sciences students who will be going to Kuantan Campus next semester, also do not forget us. One day we will come to your place and open a new IAC there, you guys must participate. Do not waste your talent, ya!
      Last, but not least, HAPPY FASTING!! Don't forget to perform tarawih and qiamullail. We will still have our training session, but it will be in the evening before breakfast, somewhere around 5 p.m until 6.30 p.m, ok?!
      So, see ya there!!

      AngklungBlog crew
      don't wanna say 'sayonara'


      p/s: Actually I was sooooo frustrated with that other 'musical group' mentioned just now. I cannot believe how blind and deaf they are. And they called themselves 'IIUM students'??!
      How stupid.


      Thursday, August 31, 2006

      report: IIUM Ambang Merdeka '06

      Event: IIUM Ambang Merdeka '06
      Date: 30 August 2006
      Venue: Male's Sport Complex, IIUM
      Playlists: Jalur Gemilang, Sejahtera Malaysia

      August 30th 2006, IIUM- In about one hour before Malaysia celebrated the 49th Year of Independence, IAC performed two songs, Jalur Gemilang and Sejahtera Malaysia in IIUM Male's Sport Complex.
      Days before, on August 26th IAC also had to perform at the riverside of CAC on the first day of IIUM Convocation Day to entertain the students' parents and relatives who were waiting their sons and daughters outside with the songs Puji-Pujian, I'tiraf and Enjit-Enjit Semut. On August 28th again IAC had to go to the Convest Hill and performed Enjit-Enjit Semut, medley of Song of Do Re Mi, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Happy Family and London Bridge and lastly, Edelwiess. Both had two similarities; we played Enjit-Enjit Semut and we had a very small numbers of audiences! So we played and had fun as well!!
      And to be honest, for this Ambang Merdeka celebration, most of us had lost our energies for our last three consecutive performances. However, we should give some credits to ourselves who, no matter how tired we were, we still were committed to this last show of this month!
      Say thanks to Abang Najib who were conducted us for tonight. And not to forget, Sarah who were our conductor at Convest Hill (26th August). Size is not the matter eh? Plus, to the new members of IAC, thank you so much for your participations, even though some of you had to sacrifice your time for angklung practices and exams. To the senior members, congatulations for bringing this club up to this level. 4 performances in one month, wow!! You guys should be proud!!
      Don't worry, even though mistakes happened and we could not play Tanggal 31 because of lack of practice, but no one knows, right? Especially the audiences, most of them enjoyed our performance despite of the sounds was not clear enough for them to really listen to the sounds of angklungs. Even we the players could not hear well.
      Nevertheless, the night was great. The countdown was cool and the fire crakers were da' bomb (even though some may said, 'they are burning our money!!! RM12,000, RM20,000!!!')
      Not to forget, our beloved friend, Zaki who is going to leave this team. Tonight was his last participation and 'no more angklung after this', he said. Not only him, but at the end of this semester, we have to bid goodbye to A. Jay, Kak Wani, and A. Safwan as they are among Scieces students who have to move to Kuantan Campus. Thank you very much guys..Don't forget IAC and good luck in whatever you do!! Thank you so much for your commitments, we here really appreciate it. *sob sob*
      Finally, from me, I would like to say 'Happy Holiday' and 'Happy Independence Day'. May our country will be blessed always with Allah's Grace, Insya Allah.

      reported by,
      AngklungBlog crew


      Saturday, August 26, 2006

      report: opening ceremony of iium convest '06

      Event: Opening Ceremony IIUM Convest '06
      Date: 24 August 2006
      Venue: Convest Hill, IIUM
      Playlists: Enjit-Enjit Semut, Joget Pahang

      August 24th, 2006, IIUM- IAC yesterday had to perform only two songs, Enjit-Enjit Semut and Joget Pahang just for a few minutes, even though from what I heard, they requested the team to perform more songs since a band had to quit at the very last minute.
      It was quite a cool night at Convest Hill. The opening started with some sort of drama on the stage with the terrorists and the saviors who save the day (even though it is wierd to see they wearing scout's uniform). And suddenly, it's our turn!! What's more, we did not say du'a before we went onto the stage! And that's the first time.
      What else??
      We had to stand on the stage for I think ten minutes because we were the second performer after the other band (not the band I mentioned earlier). Nonetheless, I think it was cool when I listened to the techno sound collaborated with that Australian didjeridu (don't know how to pronounce it).
      After two long songs, then it's our turn. The stage is small and I don't understand until now why they did not bring the drumset down the stage?? Because we had to share the stage along with nasyid group and the techno band, so OBVIOUSLY the stage became small! And we lacked of microphones, so we cannot hear other sounds (because playing angklung needs one to listen to others so that he knows where to play and where not to play).
      It was a struggling effort just to stand there for ten minutes and then play in about 5 minutes with a bit of change in our plan. But, from what I saw, the audience loved our Enjit-Enjit Semut.
      And thanks for everyone who supported us, including some members of the New Team (to Zaki and friends, thank you for your help and comment!!) also to our friends who just came and see us. We really feel appreciated.
      No comment for Joget Pahang. All I can say, it was a bit hectic when we did not play according to what we had practiced so it's quite understandable. And we could always improve after this. 3 more perfomances to go.
      Phew, IAC is really popular nowadays, don't you think?? =)

      reported by,
      AngklungBlog crew


      Wednesday, August 23, 2006

      More photos of you guys...!

      Assalamualaikum.. hmm, no updates since the Musabaqah performances..Yeah, we are busy preparing for the next three performances. Anyway, sorry for keeping you waiting for those photos. So, here are some of the photos posted according to events. Oh yeah, before I forgot, I would like to welcome new members of IIUM Angklung Club (two brothers and five sisters) and I hope you guys enjoyed yourself with us and together we bring Angklung forward..

      I also give here the link to download our performances during Musabaqah which is Ching Ai and Puji-Pujian. I just got Iktiraf video last night and haven't got chance to edit guys performed if pretty well tho'..tak caye??go download and watch it! hahaz...I guess I gotta go now. To Team Mustahil, good luck for 24th performance and to Team II, get ready for the 26th... Cyahok! Chayok!





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