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Javanese Gamelan Music Workshop

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Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

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A very special opportunity to learn about and play a full-scale Javanese gamelan. A gamelan is an orchestra from Indonesia largely made up of percussion instruments including gongs, drums and metallophones of various shapes and sizes. Our gamelan is made from bronze and has the name Dwi Gambira Sari – Essence of the Two Seas. Led by gamelan expert Sarah Kekus, the workshop will include a short introduction to the cultural context of gamelan and then the group will learn and perform some traditional Javanese music.

Playing the gamelan is very accessible and requires no previous experience. Instruments are traditionally played sitting on the floor – please let us know in advance if you may find this difficult and we can make alternative arrangements.

Participants should be 16 years old or over. Families are welcome to attend the free 45 minute sessions on Saturday 1 July at 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm, first come first served – part of the Flag Market programme.

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