The CIMB Group embarked on two projects to help persons with disabilities to understand, learn, practice and preserve Malaysia’s cultural heritage through Deafbeat and Jing Ying Wushu, the Dragon & Lion Dance Association.
Deafbeat is a 14-member percussion troupe comprising of solely deaf performers set up with CIMB’s assistance in 2007. CIMB has been supporting the group from the beginning. Their instrument of choice is the Chinese Flower Drums, a traditional percussion instrument used in Chinese orchestra. The troupe started performing in 2008. Throughout 2009 and 2010, Deafbeat was invited to perform at selected CIMB events. [Read more...]