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Indonesian Gamelan

Music in Asian Cultures is one of my four papers (courses) here at Otago.  It’s a general overview of the different styles that originate and define music from many Asian countries, including Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, and Korea. As part of the course, we had a two week workshop with Joko Susilo, a master puppeteer from Java, who taught us 3 gamelan pieces.  Here are some clips from our second day of the workshop.


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