Drum Up JB
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‘Drum Up JB!’ is a mixed percussion ensemble, combining drumming and physical movements to create an explosive sensory experience like no other. Get your tickets today!
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  • ccpling
    216 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Never regret !
    24 festive drum performance never disappoints me, including Drum Up JB that I watched in the Opera House. The Chinese characters painted in calligraphy on every drum represents each of the 24 agricultural seasons. It is a traditional performance art incorporating a series of Chinese art - Chinese drum, calligraphy, traditional dance & martial art. Go for it !
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 10, 2023
  • jennifer f
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Follow the Drum beat n be mesmerised.
    The vibration n beat of Drum Up is truly a treat. The Orang Orang Drum Troup is entertaining incorporating drums of other ethnic groups. Involving audience in Drum beats saw the young n old good vibes. A good performance by all n highly recommended.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 28, 2023
  • Jaye C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exhilarating and heart thumping!
    What a wonderful performance! Exciting and highly entertaining, these percussionists meld tradition with edgy dramatics to great effect. The boom of 24 Shigu drums in unison is an experience not to be missed. A 10/10. Highly highly recommended!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 30, 2023
  • Wanderer39248076734
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beats that resonate with patriotism and pride for our heritage.
    This is my third time and every time it is as exhilarating and more entertaining than the last. There’s not a boring moment and before you know it, it’s over. Choreography has improved from strength to strength. The drum beats resonate with the pound of pride in my heart - with our Chinese heritage and with Johor.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 31, 2023
  • Elaine L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An experience you won’t regret!
    Awesome performance, thanks for putting our little JB on the map!!👍🏻👏🏻 A must-watch, fellow Johoreans and visitors to JB. Glad I was there for both their debut and year end performances. It was an amazing showcase of skills and talents, great choreography, visuals and powerful execution of routines from start to finish!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 13, 2024
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Marky P
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
This is beyond my wildest dreams. It is an experience of a lifetime. The passion intensity skills talent of the performers mesmerized and amaazed me and all my friends. We were in tears watching in joy. Its like a breath of fresh air. In my travels around the world 24 drums is one exceptional that should be seen and witness around the world. Music in culture brings people and hearts together. The combination of local and natural instruments and voices the choreography cinematography is exceptional. Being an artist myself,I will recommend this to all my friends accross the globe.
Written April 30, 2023
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Thuwaibah I
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Musical shows always give me chill apart from bring people together. Drum Up was where I felt most genuine reaction from the crowd! Couldn’t choose the best part, the 2-hour drum and traditional instruments performance from the talents flew just like that and its so worth it.

Not to mention the Emcee, night view, location and hall are amazing. Definitely something refreshing for JB people in any background. Bring your pals!
Written March 30, 2023
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jennifer f
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The vibration n beat of Drum Up is truly a treat. The Orang Orang Drum Troup is entertaining incorporating drums of other ethnic groups. Involving audience in Drum beats saw the young n old good vibes. A good performance by all n highly recommended.
Written October 28, 2023
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kennethchuh
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is an unforgettable experience. The drumming performance it brings make people feel infinite passion and power, which is a very special local cultural experience in Malaysia. I hope to have the opportunity to watch this show again and recommend this wonderful show to more people.
Written March 6, 2023
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FaeE
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
24-festive drum performance is an art form that can bring out the rhythm of life. The recent initiative by some community leaders to bring this cultural performance to us all and foreign visitors to Johor must be appreciated. We can now enjoy the unique sound of Drums, their instruments, and the creative stage show at the first opera house in Johor- Permaisuri Zarith Sofiah Opera House, R&F.
Written March 12, 2023
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Jerome L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
I am a local Johorean, yet I haven't seen a professional percussion performance in a theatre until I watch this performance. Very professional 24 festive drum playing is displayed by JB Drums. As I know 24 festive drum is founded in Johor Bahru, so it is really a 100% local cultural performance. If anyone visit Johor Bahru, I will suggest to experience this performance. The sound of the drum and teamwork of the performers is incredibly amazing. Highly recommended for everyone.
Written March 6, 2023
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Jolene K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
The Drums performance is a true marvel of Chinese culture and tradition.

The drumming techniques and rhythms are expertly executed, creating a powerful and dynamic sound that is both thrilling and mesmerizing. The costumes and visuals only add to the overall spectacle, creating a truly unforgettable experience for all who are lucky enough to witness it!

Being invited to this performance was an honor and a privilege, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have experienced such a unique and culturally significant art form. 😊
Written March 30, 2023
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Nicolas S
Chiang Mai, Thailand14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
This is the best performance I have seen in years. I never thought I could see such quality of show in Johor Bahru. And as a foreigner living in JB, I have enjoyed discovering this jewel of malaysian culture. A must see for anyone who love music, percussions, beautiful performance and above all great vibes! Each person in the show is giving so much love in their performance, it is contagious. I will definitely go to watch it again whenever I can!
Written April 29, 2023
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ccpling
JB216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
24 festive drum performance never disappoints me. If you happen to come across any performance in near distance, book the ticket ! It is not merely drum performance, it is a combination of art, dance, etc..
Written May 1, 2023
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ccpling
JB216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
24 festive drum performance never disappoints me, including Drum Up JB that I watched in the Opera House.

The Chinese characters painted in calligraphy on every drum represents each of the 24 agricultural seasons. It is a traditional performance art incorporating a series of Chinese art - Chinese drum, calligraphy, traditional dance & martial art.

Go for it !
Written August 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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