Your wedding day will continue to be one of the most special, historic and unforgettable days of your life. But, if you wish to make it an equally memorable celebration for your guests, don’t overlook the importance of entertainment. When it comes to selecting the entertainment, the sky is literally the limit. With regard to a Malay wedding, kompang performance is a key tradition and a euphonious entertainment that injects life to the whole wedding reception.
Arrive With a Bang
There’s no better way to announce the arrival of the bride and groom other than the unique, upbeat drumming of the kompang. You can find a plethora of kompang groups here in Singapore. But if you want to wow your guests on the big day, check out these 10 kompang services.
AKRAB Kompang Services
AKRAB Kompang Services was founded in 2012. They were invited to Malaysia Hari Ini (MHI) TV3 back in 2014 for an interview and performance. Perhaps, they’re the most sought-after kompang group in Singapore now with more than 15k followers on Facebook and Instagram.
These men in black, as they always wear black baju melayu, consistently give a sincere, phenomenal performance in weddings. Even the fussy bride and groom can feel like dancing at their wedding dais. Many have said that this kompang group have exceeded their expectations and they absolutely have no regret hiring them.
PERCUSSIONZ By Makyong Kedek
PERCUSSIONZ By Makyong Kedek is originally a dikir barat group. They first perform kompang in 2006 and have never look back ever since. One distinctive feature is that they always make a dramatic entrance with a huge traditional drum and vibrant outfits, and so will you! Pairing forest green with red, turquoise and fuchsia pink, they’ll definitely turn out good in your wedding photos.
They’re also praised for their heartfelt and melodious performances. It’s no wonder that they’ve been in this business for a long time, 14 years – to be exact.
Another local favourite kompang group is Braders Kompang, started small back in 2016 by a mosque youth group. To date, they’ve performed in more than 200 events, including weddings. Braders Kompang has always been known for its reasonable rate and generous promotions.
It has been part of their intention since day one to make weddings more affordable in their own way. They typically wear baju melayu in royal blue but also look attractive playing kompang with suspenders and bow ties. Plus point!
Kumpulan Kompang Syabab
Speaking of old school retro fashion, you must’ve come across this unique kompang group called Kumpulan Kompang Syabab. They brand themselves as the boys in suspenders and songkok. The group was pioneered in 2008 with only 20 members.
Now, they have more than 100 talented individuals that bring the most authentic kompang experience you’ll ever get. And in case you’re very particular about your wedding theme, fret not! They really pay close attention to their outfits to blend with the decór and lightings.
Kompang Teruna Panca De’lima
The next group was founded in 2009 by a bunch of childhood playmates who grow up together. Kompang Teruna Panca De’lima is always passionate to keep the traditions alive. They also give you some 80s vibes, performing with black pants, plain white short sleeve shirts and songkok.
If you grow up witnessing the weddings of your uncles and aunts, their performance will likely take you to a trip down the memory lane.
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Kompang Al-Falah is known for its selawat mix for an on-point entrance procession. Their leader, Khairul is said to have a melodic voice which conveys a heartfelt Hasbi Rabbi zikr.
What also stands out is their ability to perform the zikr in English, if requested, which turns out to be pretty good though! See how they’re so committed to providing customer satisfaction.
Kompang Hut was founded in 2017 and has grown so much since then. The group don’t just offer professional kompang services now, but also other wedding entertainment like Malay traditional dance, dikir barat, artistic silat, etc.
Many satisfied newlyweds agree that the group will go extra miles to make your wedding impactful and memorable, thanks to its founder, Hazre, who is so passionate in preserving the culture and tradition.
The next kompang group is none other than Durbar Dua, the two-times champion of national dikir barat competition, Mega Perdana. The group goes back a long way for more than two decades, in fact!
They love to put their own twist on evergreen zikrs like Hasbi Rabbi and Ya Rabbi Bil Mustafa, leaving the audiences feeling awestruck and solemn. Their service might come in a hefty price tag, but being in a league of their own, Durbar Dua will have been worth every penny!
Chuchudato’merah, or CDM, was once a dikir barat group founded in 1998. They stayed low-key for a while before making a comeback with new talents in 2005. Even with 15 years of experience, they still provide professional kompang service as well as dikir barat and wedding photobooth at a reasonable price.
Besides, their interesting outfit can also be a plus point. You might’ve never seen any other kompang group styling in baju melayu pahlawan patterned with traditional batik.
Last but not least, of course, it has to be Kompang Panjy. Established in 2013, they operate under Myy2U Entertainment now. Kompang Panjy is famous for its top-notch entrance performance that will draw all the attention to you.
They’ve garnered a lot of positive reviews from satisfied newlyweds, making them one of the most sought-after kompang group in Singapore. So, if you want to hire them, better be hurry!
What Are The Charges Like?
The charges of kompang services typically range from SGD500 to SGD700 one way. At first, it seems like the idea for 15-30 minutes of distinct, upbeat drumming of the kompang doesn’t justify the amount you have to fork out. But what’s a Malay wedding without a kompang entrance. So let’s not make it as a last-minute consideration and go with any of the aforementioned kompang services.