CANCELLED: Gamelan Taniwha Jaya at CubaDupa

CANCELLED: Gamelan Taniwha Jaya at CubaDupa

Sunday 29 March 2020, 1:15pm, Swan Stage Unfortunately, due to Covid19 restrictions on large gatherings, CubaDupa 2020 has been cancelled. Gamelan Taniwha Jaya hopes to present their programme showcasing Indonesian roots and contemporary sounds at CubaDupa in 2021 or at other events later in the year. Watch this space for concerts which will feature new works for Balinese gamelan by Gareth Farr, Jack Hooker and Megan...
Gamelan in the NZ Festival of the Arts

Gamelan in the NZ Festival of the Arts

Gamelan Wellington was delighted to take part in this year’s NZ Festival of the Arts in Wellington. In the first week, we provided workshops on Javanese gamelan to Porirua College students as part of Lemi Ponifasio’s Te Ata Festival in Porirua (22-29 February). The second week of the festival saw Budi Putra, Megan Collins, Jo Hilder and Greg Street working with Laurie Anderson for two of her shows: The Calling and Here Comes the Ocean. It was an honour to work Laurie and the wonderful musicians she brought with her: Greg Cohen, Eyvand Kang, Shahzad Ismaily, Rubin Kodheli and Stuart Hurwood, as well as local taonga puoro musician Horomona Horo. Their open-hearted and ‘loose’ approach to improvised shows was a revelation and a joy. Reviews may be found here: The Calling and Here Comes the Ocean...