Pantheon Percussion would formally like to congratulate Riduan Zalani for winning the Cultural Medallion, Young Artist Award 2015. This award is for outstanding arts practitioners aged 35 and below, whose artistic achievements, creative voice, leadership and commitment to their craft have distinguished them among their peers. You can read about his other incredible achievements here:
Riduan, affectionally known as ‘Uan Abang’ to us, was one of the few artistes to believe in us and grow with us. We had many discussions about how we could support him his work and how we could help him get the sound he wanted. We settled on two snares: one as a main snare for his regular work here in Singapore, and a lighter, smaller one for his many travels abroad. The first, a 13 x 7 Starglow White Acrylic snare with built in LED and controller, features custom red and blue hardware. His second ‘travelling’ snare, a 10-ply 12 x 5 Maple snare in White Marine Pearl, also features custom red and blue hardware. We wish him many more successes as one of the foremost young cultural ambassadors of our nation!
His profile on The Straits Times:
Muhammad Riduan Zalani, 30
A skilled percussionist who is well versed in drums of the Malay Archipelago as well as Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian drums, Riduan is a co-founder of Nadi Singapura, a group which promotes traditional Malay drums and percussion. He has performed at music and dance festivals worldwide.