Gamelan music from the island of Java in Indonesia is one of the oldest continuously played musical art forms in the world. Our Mission at Nusantara Arts is “To invite our community to an expansive experience in music and art, sparking dialogue about inclusion and cooperation.”
We believe in the power of music and community to change lives and create a beautiful world. The Gamelan music of Indonesia and associated cultural arts are ethereal as well as approachable. We are proud to call Buffalo our home base, and we love our worldwide gamelan community and all it has to offer.
Nusantara Arts strives to be an equitable and inclusive arts community. We welcome all peoples to come and enjoy the wonderful music and culture of Indonesia. All of our events and classes are sliding scale to remain affordable and accessible. We often perform free events in the community and look forward to seeing you at one in 2022! Check back often for upcoming performances and class opportunities!
Java Comes to Buffalo – An Intimate Evening of Culture
Friday June 10th from 6:30-11:30pm.
51 Colonial Circle, Buffalo, NY 14222
Peek behind the curtain; get up close and personal with Nusantara Arts. Join us for an unprecedented and exclusive evening featuring 5 genius guest artists from Java who will all serendipitously be in the same place at the same time, here in Buffalo.
Nusantara Arts presents an evening “klenengan” gamelan music gathering where musicians play the most detailed and fine pieces of gamelan music in a relaxed setting. The klenengan will be preceded by a meet-and-greet with our guest artists as well as a music talk and short q&a with our executive director Matt Dunning. There will be a dinner break of delicious Indonesian food halfway through the evening followed by more music. Bevreges, tea and Indonesian snacks will be available throughout the evening.
Puppets of Palm
Free Wayang Kulit Shadow Puppet and gamelan Show
Join us Saturday 6/11/21 for a Free Wayang Kulit shadow puppet and gamelan performance at the Climate Carnival in Massachusetts Ave. Park!
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