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GAMELAN MUSIC AND DANCE AS CHANGING TRADITION

Saturday 26 October: 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Saturday 26 October: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Saturday 26 October: 2:30pm - 3:00pm

Faculty of Music, Cudworth Room and Lecture Room 3, 11 West Road, CB3 9DP

Javanese gamelan has a long history in the UK, dating back to the early 1800s when colonial administrators brought instruments back from what is now Indonesia (then the East Indies) to London. Since that time, gamelan music has played an important—and complex—role in fostering cross-cultural musical understanding and in forging musicology as a discipline more generally. Far from a single fixed musical tradition, gamelan varies greatly across different islands (e.g., from Java to Bali) and includes a variety of different performance practises, including not just the famous music ensemble of pitched metal percussion and gongs, but also dance and puppet theatre.

This October and November, master musician Pak Bagus Baghaskoro Wisnu Murti will be a Distinguished Visitor at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, and will be sharing his own expertise with local residents and students. Join us for a two-part workshop with music (1-1:45 pm), dance (1:45-2:30 pm), and an opportunity to try both together (2:30-3 pm). This is a taster session open to players of any level. We welcome absolute beginners and advanced professionals.

Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 766766

Booking required

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Full access

Additional Information

Age: 11+, Workshop, Hands-on, Arrive on time, Free

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