Gamelan Performance and "Selamatan" Celebtration December, 16th!

Join us for our first major performance since Covid and welcome our new instruments to Buffalo

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.

Upcoming Event:

Gamelan Music Show and “Selamatan” Celebration with Pak Wakidi Dwidjomartono

Thursday December 16th, 7pm.

Nusantara Arts welcomes you to experience our incredible new set of Bronze Gamelan instruments at our new home St. John Grace Episcopal Church. This space now doubles as our practice location and performance venue!

This is the first major exhibition of Nusantara Arts Gamelan since before Covid began, and we are ecstatic to come back in style, with bronze instruments, new compositions, and a fantastic guest artist. We’re taking this opportunity to honor our new gamelan in it’s new home with this “Selamatan” event which is a traditional celebration for friends and neighbors. Join us as we embark on a new stage in our history, and for a wonderful evening of music and culture.

“Composers Wanted!” programming from Nusantara Arts launched!
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Special Nusantara Arts Sponsored Mask Dance and Wayang Golek Cepak Presentation from Sanggar Seni Jaka Baru: