The Gamelan Social


28 Mar 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


World Music


Welcome to The Gamelan Social! Performed by world music bandĀ Kulcha Pop, the performance features traditional gamelan instruments, a percussion-based style of music originating from Indonesia.

Expect to be blown away by the sounds of the gamelan as this age-old orchestra comes together with a band in an array of original feel-good rock and dance tunes.

The Gamelan Social will introduce different gamelan instruments and how they are played. Students will also have the opportunity to come on stage and play a composition with the ensemble, who will play other traditional Asian instruments such as the Indian bansuri and Western instruments such as the drumkit, keyboard, bass and violin.

Learning Objectives

Identify traditional music instruments visually and aurally

Gain an understanding of the difference between the two scales in Javanese gamelan music

Develop an awareness for cultural diversity through music and sounds from various music traditions

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Esplanade Recital Studio
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981