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Gamelan of Java, Vol. 5 Cirebon Tradition in America CD

Gamelan of Java, Vol. 5 Cirebon Tradition in America CD

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Gamelan music is one of the most fascinating and beautiful orchestral traditions in the world, found mainly in Indonesia and Malaysia. The Javanese, the largest ethnic group in Indonesia, have many regional styles of this alluring music. Most recordings of Javanese gamelan have thus far centered on Surakarta and Yogyakarta in south central Java. But there is another, earlier style of Javanese music that is little known: the traditional music of Cirebon. Even the most seasoned lovers of Javanese gamelan might be surprised at what they hear in this CD. All five of the classical Cirebon genres are represented, performed by Gamelan Sinar Surya, a dedicated American ensemble that effectively helps keep that tradition alive. In the liner notes, GSS director Richard North describes the well thought-out and enjoyable program.

1. Jipang Walik (gamelan prawa) 7:45
2. Bayeman (gamelan pelog) 11:42
3. Kaboran (gamelan prawa) 6:28
4. Sekaten (gong sekati) 6:41
5. Bale Bandung (gong renteng) 4:46
6. Denggung - Wawa Bango (denggung) 6:59
7. Rangsang (gamelan pelog) 6:50
8. Pacul Goang (gamelan prawa) 8:42
9. Monggang (gamelan pelog) 3:58

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