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

Fri. April 15th 2011 3:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 2:30pm SFU Woodward's (All Ages) 3:00pm - 10:00pm doors at 2:30pm
Free Free workshops and $12 tickets
Tickets at: Banyen Books, Highlife Records,
Gong! The Gamelan Festival, April 15-17 at SFU Woodward's.

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



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

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


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


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.

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