World Music

The JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble is Lan Tung on the erhu/Chinese violin, Xiao Mei Zhu on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard on percussion. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound. 

UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan and Grebel Community Gamelan 

   with Balinese Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta  

On the island of Bali, Indonesia there is a plethora of musical ensembles called gamelan, the local term for a set of instruments made primarily of bronze or bamboo. The UWaterloo Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College is home to a gamelan semara dana consisting of bronze gongs and metallophones, drums, and bamboo flutes. 

The Community Gamelan is a collaborative learning and music-making experience on an ensemble of bronze instruments from the island of Bali. Open to any interested community members, players participate in a satisfying group music-making experience and learn about another culture and its music at the same time.  These are a repeat of the Oct 15 workshops.
Register for workshops or join the Gamelan.

This is a "must hear" event for anyone interested in "World Music".  This percussion ensemble will perform a selection of very intricate pieces from the Island of Bali, Indonesia.  Directed by Dr. Maisie Sum, with Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta.  All ages welcome.

UW Balinese Gamelan