After Singapore in 2010, the 9th "Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival 2012" will take place from 3th to 6th August at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This biennial event is usually the appointment of the Pacific rim: Malaysia, Japan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Philippines, India, Polynesia, Thailand, Hawaii, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, United States (California), and other participants from around the World.
The organizing committee proposes a lot of activities to be held in the 5-star hotel "Berjaya Times Square" located in the golden triangle of Kuala Lumpur city center. Among other activities: concerts (Howard Levy, Chong Ah Kow, Brendan Power, Harmonicamento, He Jia-Yi, Jean Labre, Hotvill's, etc.), seminars, open stages, displays, stands of all brands of harmonicas, eastern cookery courses, tourism. The highlight of the festival will be the World Harmonica competition, including seven categories open to all ages (children, juniors, adults). Note that the previous competition in Singapore (2010) gathered 2530 participants, ensembles included!
Everything is orchestrated by the dynamic Chong Ah Kow, President of the Festival, assisted by Ching Chong Chee. Chong Ah Kow was the first Asian player who won a gold medal at Trossingen in 1989 (category tremolo diatonic).
"We ensure you that your trip coming to Malaysia would become one of the most unforgettable holidays in your travel experience.
Chong Ah Kow & Chong Ching Chee"
Information : http://www.aphf2012.com &
photos : c/o my harmonica world aphf 2012 Published August 12th 2012