Visiting Artists: Gamelan Galak Tika

Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3:00pm

Chapin Hall 62 Chapin Hall Dr, Williamstown, MA 01267

Visiting Artists: Gamelan Galak TikaGamelan Galak Tika has been at the forefront of innovative, cross-cultural music for Balinese gamelan since 1993. The word gamelan means "to hammer;" the term refers generally to the large percussion orchestras of Java and Bali. The primary instruments are gongs, metallophones and hand drums, with cymbals, vocals, bamboo flutes, and spiked fiddles used as well. Gamelan Galak Tika is approximately 30 members strong, drawing membership from MIT students, staff, and community. The group learns aurally, without the aid of notation, and functions in the tradition of a Balinese village sekeha, with decisions made communally and responsibilities shared among the members of the ensemble.
This concert is part of the Ernest Brown World Music Series.

Poster: HVB Design

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Music

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http://music.williams.edu/node/1674

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