Jul 8, 2014

A Set of Red Javanese Gamelan

This red Javanese gamelan positioned at the lobby of the resort where we stayed during our last trip. Captured in the night, perhaps the picture isn’t clear enough to see. Nowadays, gamelan is still common to play in formal occasions and it’s an integral part in many traditional Indonesian ceremonies.

Based on Wikipedia, gamelan is a generic term for traditional musical ensembles of Java and Bali which comprises mostly of percussive instruments. The most general instruments are metallophones played by hammers also a set of hand played drums called kendhang. Other instruments include xylophones, bamboo flutes, bowed instrument named rebab, and even vocalist called sindhen.

2 komentar:

Gemma Wiseman July 08, 2014  

Wow. It is actaully all separate instruments that combine as a gamelan? An impressive display.

Gattina July 09, 2014  

Very interesting, wished I could hear it play !

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