Music and Dance from Indonesia-Gamelan Sekar Jaya Ensemble
Circle Events for Children
Friday, March 30, 2007Bowker Auditorium from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
$6 Children; $8 Adults
Gamelan is a term for various types of orchestras found throughout Indonesia. The gamelan is the main element of traditional Indonesian music. The instruments in a gamelan are composed of sets of tuned bronze gongs, gong-chimes, metallophones, drums, one or more flute, bowed and plucked string instruments, and sometimes singers. In some village gamelan, bronze instruments can be replaced by iron, wood, or bamboo. The most popular gamelan can be found in Java, and Bali.Gamelan orchestras are common to the Indonesian islands of Java, Madura, Bali, and Lombok (and other Sunda Islands), in a wide variety of ensemble sizes and formations. Traditions of gamelan have long been established in the Philippines, Malaysia and Suriname.