Story: 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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Carl Walrond, 'Indonesians - Culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/music/905/gamelan-orchestra (accessed 24 May 2017)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2015