When: November 21, 2023 7:30 pm
Where: West Road Concert Hall
Scenes from the Javanese Wayang Kulit | Cambridge University Gamelan Society
Tuesday 21 November at 7.30pm
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE GAMELAN SOCIETY
KI BAGUS BAGHASKORO DHALANG puppeteer
ROB CAMPION AND DAVE MCKENNY musical directors
A rare opportunity to experience the shadow puppet theatre of Java, where stories from the Mahabharata and Ramayana are re-told to the resonant sounds of the gamelan, an ensemble of beautiful bronze gongs and metallophones. Javanese Wayang Kulit weaves together a mix of epic battles and tales of love with humourous interludes.
The Cambridge Gamelan Society is delighted to be joined by master musician and puppeteer Ki Bagus Baghaskoro Wisnu Murti in this entertaining introduction to one of Java’s best loved traditional art forms.
Image credit: Nurmalinda Maharfar