Friends of the Gamelan

Friends of the Gamelan

Saturday, October 7Sat, Oct 7 at 2:30 PM

Kalamazoo Public Library


Friends of the Gamelan is a Chicago-based community group dedicated to the performance, instruction and promotion of gamelan, traditional ensemble music of the Javanese, Sundanese, and Balinese peoples of Indonesia, performed predominantly with percussive instruments.

Affectionately know as FROG, the group traces its roots to the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History was founded to preserve, catalog, and exhibit the many cultural treasures from this Exposition, including the gamelan. In the late 1970s, a group began to meet regularly at the museum to play on those very instruments. FROG formed in 1980 as a not-for-profit educational organization to continue the work begun at the Field Museum.

This event is free to the public. Donations will be accepted.

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