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Gong! The Gamelan Festival: Javanese Gamelan Workshop, Balinese Gamelan Workshop...

Fri. April 15th 2011 SFU Woodward's Vancouver BC $12

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Gong! The Gamelan Festival: Javanese Gamelan Workshop, Balinese Gamelan Workshop, Gamelan Gita Asmara, Guest Dancers

Gong! The Gamelan Festival, April 15-17 at SFU Woodward's. A celebration of I...
Event can be attended in person In-Person Event
Fri. April 15th 2011 SFU Woodward's (All Ages)
3:00pm - 10:00pm  Doors at: 2:30pm Free workshops and $12 tickets

Artists

Javanese Gamelan Workshop
Balinese Gamelan Workshop
Gamelan Gita Asmara
Guest Dancers

Presented by:

Caravan World Rhythms Society
Caravan World Rhythms, founded in 2000, is a non-profit char...
#557-1917 West 4th Ave. Vancouver BC
Open / Operational
SFU Woodward's
Open / Operational

Hard-copy tickets

Physical tickets at: Banyen Books, Highlife Records, www.caravanbc.com

Event Description

Gong! The Gamelan Festival, April 15-17 at SFU Woodward's.

A celebration of Indonesian music, dance, theatre and food where everybody is welcome.

WORKSHOPS


Friday

Discover Gamelan instruments and learn to play a short piece
3:00-4:00pm Javanese Gamelan Music.
4:30-5:30pm Balinese Gamelan Music.

Saturday
Lecture-demo
5:00-5:45pm Shadow-puppet theatre (Wayang) and Sundanese music.

Sunday

Interactive introductory workshops
1:00-2:30pm: Balinese Dance.
1:00pm-2:00pm: Sundanese (West Java) Gamelan Music.
2:00pm: Indonesian Food Tasting Table


SHOWS

Friday April 15, 7:30pm: BALINESE MUSIC & DANCE, with Gamelan Gita Asmara (led by I Wayan Sudirana, Putu Widiantini and Michael Tenzer). The ensemble will have special guest Balinese dancers & musicians, renowned as among the best of Bali. The combined effect of the music, dance, instruments and costumes is dazzling.

Saturday April 16, 7:30pm: JAVANESE SHADOW THEATRE, with live music by Gamelan Madu Sari and special guest puppet-master Matthew Cohen performing "Anoman the Envoy". Opening the evening is Toronto's Sunda Duo.

Sunday April 17, 3:00pm: CONTEMPORARY GAMELAN MUSIC: Gamelan Madu Sari and Gamelan Si Pawit (led by Jon Siddall) present a program of new music for Javanese and Sundanese gamelan.

More at www.caravanbc.com

Venue

SFU Woodward's
149 West Hastings Street
Open / Operational

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