Creative & Performing Arts
One of our strengths is in the performing arts. Our President, Datuk Dr. Victor Wee, pioneered and composed English Dharma songs since the 1970s and have produced 5 albums with the Wayfarers, which he leads. Because of the ample opportunity to showcase talent in BGF, its gifted younger members form the I-Gemz which recorded two albums of their own compositions. BGF also provides the platform for other musical groups and composers such as Messengers of Dhamma (MOD), D2Y,and M.V. Nathan to shine.
- Concerts, Shows & Movie Events
- Wayfarers Musical Group
- i.gemz Musical Group
- Origami Workshop
- Short Films
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CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS
Another one of our strengths is in performing arts where Datuk Dr. Victor Wee pioneered and composed English Dhamma songs since 1970s and had produced 5 albums with the group Wayfarers. Since then, it crystallized the opportunity for English Buddhist Hymns development in Malaysia.
In 1988, BGF released a pioneering album of Chinese Buddhist songs called “Yi Zhan Deng” produced by Bro. Tan Huat Chye. This album sparked a new trend for Chinese Buddhist albums not only in Malaysia but also in other Chinese speaking countries.
In 2003, BGF’s gifted younger members formed I.Gemz, a group of musically-inclined friends with diverse skills range from singing to songwriting, from musical arrangement to production. They came together to share a common passion for singing, songwriting and to share inspirational contemporary Buddhist hymns with the aim to promote the teachings of the Buddha through inspirational music, as well as to inspire spiritual friendship amongst listeners. I.Gemz have performed in various local and international events, notably the Buddhist Arts and Culture Festival, the International Buddhist Youth Exchange, Global Conference on Buddhism, World Buddhist Conference, Sound of Compassion Fund Raising Concert for Haiti and more. Their songs are fresh and vibrant, subtly reflecting upon the Buddha's teachings and values. They successfully recorded two albums “Cradle in Buddha’s Arms” and “Rainbow of Blessings” of their own compositions.
BGF provides the platform for other musical groups and composers such as Messengers of Dhamma (MOD), Dhammaduta Youth (D2Y) and M.V. Nathan and encourages Creative Development for members through Japanese language and Origami classes as taught by the dedicated teachers, Mr & Mrs Sube from Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur.