Diplomats of Drum

 // Malaysia
 

The Diplomats of Drum formed in 2005 as a team of young street performers who grew into a popular percussion group. Celebrated for their captivating showmanship, the drummers added melodic folk and pop musicians and evolved into a dynamic band whose core lineup has been creating a unique blend of global music since 2010. 

Now regulars on the Asian festival circuit, the Diplomats of Drum are true ambassadors dedicated to sharing Malaysian culture in concerts and workshops for people of all ages. Their debut single “Forza” topped the Malaysian charts in 2011, and their live album Malaysia: Behind the Drum launched in May 2013.

The Diplomats of Drum celebrate musical and cultural diversity with festive performances that have been called “joyously Malaysian,” and the band members describe their genre as “music without borders.” Classical Indian vocals backed by Gaelic chant. Traditional Malay rhythms fused with Latin groove and powerful Afro and Bhangra beats. The subtle sounds of the sitar and Malaysian sape backed by a percussion drumline—this is the unique soundscape of the Diplomats of Drum.

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Diplomats of Drum performance. Photo by Mohawk Evolution.
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