“Artist to Artist” Re-Imagined Online Gamelan Concert Series
Nusantara Arts and Ekalaya Arts Center bring you a social distance Gamelan concert series broadcast from Java, Indonesia featuring some of the finest musicians in central Java.
Nusantara Arts has been raising funds during our Gamelan Masters Guest Lecture Series for out of work Indonesian musicians who are struggling financially during covid. The “Artist to Artist” Re-imagined Online Gamelan Concert Series is the grand result! Ekalaya Arts Center made sure that recordings were safe for the musicians, practicing social distancing, health screening, mask wearing, and sanitizing between shows.
These performances ran from 6/15-7/14 and are now available below in full for your enjoyment
The Javanese concert series title in Javanese is “Wong urip iku mung mampir ngombé” or “Life is no more than a quick stop for a drink” A metaphor for how short life is and how we need to appreciate it, and make the most of our time here. each Klenengan is named after 1 of the first 5 stages of drinking alcohol, another colorful Javanese musical metaphor for gradually increased intensity and a variety of emotional states.