In the spirit of Pesta Kaamatan or widely known as the Harvest Festival, Jesselton College was invited to take part in a celebratory event organized by City Mall, Kota Kinabalu.
In the spirit of Pesta Kaamatan or widely known as the Harvest Festival, Jesselton College was invited to take part in a celebratory event organized by City Mall, Kota Kinabalu. Without hesitation, the Music And Dance (MAD) club of Jesselton College gladly accepted this offer. Pesta Kaamatan is an annual event that is celebrated by the Kadazandusuns of Sabah. It usually lasts for the whole month of May, with public holidays at the end of the month.
For the event that was held at City Mall, the MAD club has decided to showcase the Sumazau, the state dance of Sabah. The arm gestures are likened to that of a bird and it floats gracefully at approximately shoulder level with gentle bending of the elbow and wrist or alternatively is swung gently like a pendulum, parallel at the sides of the body.
The dance group comprised of both students and faculty members of Jesselton College, led by Ms. Siti Aishah and Ms. Stephy, lecturers of Business School. On the day of the performance, the group donned cultural costumes and accessories that are authentically Kadazan, made of velvet type material.
Jesselton Collegeâ€™s dance group gave a wonderful performance to the crowd, dancing to the tune of â€œSayang Kinabaluâ€, a very popular local song. The crowd was also wowed by the lovely vocals of Ms. Siti Aishah and Ms. Stephy. We will definitely be on the lookout for more performances by the MAD club!