Getting to STAR

Getting to STAR

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa (STAR), Kota Kinabalu, is approximately 10 minutes by road from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and 10 minutes away from the city. ..

DUOS EXTRAVANGAZA

DUOS EXTRAVANGAZA

Enjoy Duos performance by our talented adjudicators : Tham Horng Kent & Seho Lee, Mark Gibson & Joanna Gibson, Misa Yamamoto and Julian Chan ...

Festive Special OFFERS

Festive Special OFFERS

In conjunction with our 25th Music Festival anniversary, we partner with local entrepreneurs to offer some exciting packages exclusively for our festival participants. ..

JAZZ IN THE FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

by Dr. Damani Phillips
Saxophonist, Recording Artist, Educator

1st July 2018
Black Box, 8th floor, Suria Sabah

Through a combination of live performance, spoken remarks and visual presentation, this singular program highlights three prominent examples of role jazz played in the fight for civil rights – and the backstory behind their creation.

The Kota Kinabalu Music Society (KKMS) was established in 1973 with the aim of promoting classical music in the community.  Membership is open to any adult music enthusiasts.

The society since has expanded their activities over the years in supporting music education through its organization of regular concerts and workshops.

The first proper Music Festival was started in 1993 which served as a platform for young musicians to express themselves through public performance and also to enable the community at large to further appreciate music and widen their experience.

In 2016, KK Music Festival has created another milestone with the addition of Dance category. Since then, Kota Kinabalu Music Festival has been renamed to Kota Kinabalu Music and Dance Festival!

2018 marks our 25th festival and we are proud to be celebrating it together with you.