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Music in the Library: SOU "Beloved Valley" Gamelan

The SOU Gamelan Degung Leuwi Asih – “Beloved Valley” Gamelan – directed by Barb Barasa will offer a free outdoor concert on Thursday, May 28, from noon to 1:00 p.m. 249 more words

Events & Programs

The crew sees the Wayang Kulit

“To the Batavian Arms,” said McWhirr to the becak driver.  How this small guy was going to haul us and our seabags in the little tricycle was beyond me. 282 more words

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Here’s video from my two visits to Indonesia in 2014 – a fascinating new country that I’m only just beginning to explore, and can continue to do so through gamelan… 1.121 more words


Mimi and Pa's Epic Indonesian Adventure

There’s possibly no better way of rekindling your admiration and adoration for something incredible than sharing it with someone else.  The weekend before March Break, my parents arrived for a two week excursion through Jakarta and Bali, and we were about to share our Indonesia.   3.345 more words


Turning Back

It was kind of a slow night at gamelan rehearsal last night.

I can’t tell a lie, I gotta little bored and started looking at some photobooks I got out of the library just before rehearsal. 87 more words


Beyond the Tourist Traps: Following the Music in Bali

Hey hey hey! Latest post is up on Pink Pangea. 

Yes, I know that most of my published work about Indo so far has consisted of not-so-subtle shade-throwing at Bali and the tourism-industrial complex there, but what do you know? 183 more words

Everyday Life


March has been an incredibly busy month for the Southbank Centre Gamelan Programme. In addition to numerous schools workshops and courses at the Royal Festival Hall, our touring gamelan has been busy with a number of outreach projects as part of our ‘Foster A Dragon’ scheme. 333 more words