Kōrero: Indonesians

Gamelan orchestra

The unique sound of the gamelan (Indonesian percussion music) has been compared to ‘moonlight and flowing water’. In November 2004 Victoria University of Wellington’s Javanese gamelan orchestra, Padhang Moncar, performed in St Paul’s Cathedral. Listen to Padhang Moncar in performance.

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Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Sound file from Victoria University of Wellington

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Indonesians - Culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/music/905/gamelan-orchestra (accessed 21 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2015