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UW Gamelan to Perform an Afternoon of Balinese Music and Dance


April 25, 2012 — An afternoon of Balinese music and dance concert with the Wyoming Gamelan, Chandra Wyoga, will be presented at 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Concert hall. Admission is free.

The concert will feature I Made Lasmawan, gamelan master and teacher; Ni Kethut Marni, Balinese dance master and teacher; and the UW Honors Class Gamelan and Balinese Dancers.

"Students, faculty and guest Balinese dancers and instrumentalists will perform a variety of pieces on the beautiful Wyoming Gamelan instruments," says Rod Garnett, UW music professor.

The Chandra Wyoga consists of six pairs of bronze tone-bar instruments (12 in all), one set of eight kettle gongs, four flutes, one single kettle gong, one set of cymbals, one bell tree, four drums, one small gong, one medium gong and one large gong. The instruments are hand-carved and painted with brilliant red and yellow.

For more information, email rgarnett@uwyo.edu.

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Balinese music and dance will be performed at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall. Admission is free.

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