The Penang House of Music is a labour of love under the Penang Musical Heritage Project (PMHP), inaugurated by theCapricorn Connection in 2007.

PHMP has been documenting the diversity of the local community’s cultural and musical traditions before George Town’s listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but the renewed interest in the state’s musical heritage following the listing has only served as a boost to PMHP’s good work.

What started out as a passion project has since culminated in two exhibitions at the Penang State Museum in 2010 and2013, many talks, performances, and the publication of a book “Just For The Love Of It – Penang’s Popular Music 1930s-1960s”.

In line with the Penang State Government’s aim and vision of establishing a heritage and creative arts city,P MHP believes that the establishment of the Penang House of Music presents a strong and credible musical history from which the older generations can enjoy a glimpse of the past, and where the young generation can draw inspiration.

The Resource Center also acts as a focal point for musicians, scholars, academicians, students and others interested in Penang’s history, while also creating a larger network of organizations to celebrate the state’s abundant heritage.

The Penang House of Music is truly a celebration of the work and achievements of past musicians and we hope to be a creative center for former, present, and future musicians of Penang to congregate, where Penang’s music will always have a home.