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Irwan and Friends

This farewell concert for Irwansyah Harahap and Rithaony Hutajulu featured a number of compositions by Irwan drawing on a range of cultures.

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Gong Crazy! 2009

Gamelan Padhang Moncar (Java) and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya ( Bali ) presented a programme selected by Jack Body to celebrate his 30 years of teaching at Victoria University/NZSchool of Music.

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Play Gamelan! workshop

This practical 3 hour workshop offered by Victoria University’s Centre for Continuing Education introduced the basic playing techniques of the instruments, and explained how the music is put together.

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Opera Jawa – movie night

A showing of the legendary film Opera Jawa(2006, Garin Nugroho, director) was preceded by live music from Gamelan Padhang Moncar and refreshments kindly provided by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.

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Sumatran Tiger Puppet Show

This innovative Indonesian musical puppet show by ethnomusicologist/performer Megan Collins and master puppeteer Joko Susilo combines Javanese puppetry and Sumatran sung story-telling (kaba) traditions into an engaging show for children.

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Cafe Culture, Palmerston North

As part of Palmerston North’s “Festival of Cultures”, a small (gadon) group from Gamelan Padhang Moncar performed two 45 minute sessions outside Wholly Bagels, on the Square.

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