As part of the Festival of Cultures, Gamelan Padhang Moncar are performing in Te Manawa's MacDiarmid Foyer at 11:45am.
Afterwards, they are holding a workshop for people wanting to explore their instruments closer. Registrations are required for this workshops on the day, prior, at Te Manawa's reception.
Gamelan Padhang Moncar is a group of New Zealand musicians dedicated to the study and performance of Javanese music. The gamelan is the traditional percussion orchestra of Indonesia mainly found in the islands of Java and Bali. Entirely comprised of bronze metallophones and gongs, the Javanese gamelan also often uses a vertical fiddle (rebab) and wooden xylophone (gambang) in quieter repertoire and features compelling vocals.
The group performs traditional repertoire from the courts and villages of central Java as well as contemporary works by New Zealand composers.
Performance time: 11:45 to 12:30
Workshop times: 1:45 and 2:30pm, registrations required on the day at the Te Manawa Front Desk