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Gamelan Creates Community of Performers

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photo courtesy of Gamelan Genta Kasturi

Gamelan, the orchestral music of Indonesia, is praised for its color, rhythmic structure and lyrical melodies. And it's an important part of parades, festivals, and ceremonies.

By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, MO – The largest Balinese ensemble in North America, Gamelan Genta Kasturi, is based in Kansas City, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

KCUR's Laura Spencer spoke with the past director and founder: Balinese composer, scholar, and performer I Ketut Ged? Asnawa and current director: musician and composer Patrick Alonzo Conway.

Gamelan Genta Kasturi
Saturday, June 6, 2009 7:30 pm
Pierson Auditorium
UMKC University Center 5000 Holmes
Kansas City MO 64110

Gamelan Genta Kasturi presents a free concert of traditional and modern Balinese music and dance with special guests I Ketut Ged? Asnawa and family.

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