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Gamelan Genta Kasturi at la Esquina

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photo: Laura Spencer, KCUR
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Jeffrey Ruckman and Patrick Alonzo Conway in la Esquina, Urban Culture Project.

Gamelan is the orchestral tradition of Indonesia and incorporates bronze gongs, metallophones, cymbals, bamboo flutes, fiddles, and drums. The region's first gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Genta Kasturi got its start five years ago and it's based in Kansas City. The group performs traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance this weekend.

By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, MO – Performance: Saturday Oct. 18, 7:30 pm; Performance + workshop: Sunday Oct. 19, 2pm at la Esquina, 1000 W. 25th St. (just off SW Boulevard at 25th St), an Urban Culture Project space

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