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Nov 11, 2018 – Asia Society – Music and Dance of Yogyakarta

This November, Gamelan Kusuma Laras is performing with the Keraton of Yogyakarta to bring to New York a rare performance of two classical Javanese dances that were once limited to only within palace walls. This collaboration has been made possible thanks in part to our renowned musical Director, I.M. Harjito. The concert will be at […]

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Thank You Donors | Klenengan 2014

Gamelan Kusuma Laras would like to thank the following for their contribution to the Klenengan 2014 fund. Thanks to their generous donations, we were able to share our music to NYC residents outdoors on the longest day of the year in 2014. Miranda von Dornum Ronald Kienhuis Jan Berris Tom Braden Eduardo Padron Sally Weinberg […]

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Outdoor Klenengan Performance June 21

Come to our Outdoor Klenengan Performance onJune 21! As part of the Make Music NY Festival We, the Gamelan Kusuma Laras orchestra, have performed the classical music of Indonesia at the Upper East Side Indonesian Consulate for the past thirty years and we would like to host a free concert on 68th between 5th and […]

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Gamelan Kusuma Laras at the Riverside Church

Travel Advisory: for those planning to attend the concert at Riverside Church this Sunday, please be aware that there is no 1 train service this weekend above 96th street. There will be a shuttle bus running up Broadway to the local stops. Alternatively, you can take the A to 125th and transfer to the M60 […]

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December 2012 | Gathotkaca Gandrung

Gathotkaca Gandrung from Ronald L. C. Kienhuis on Vimeo. Gathutkaca Gandrung is a popular dance in the Surakarta (the court city in Central Java also known as Solo) style. This dance depicts Gathutkaca, a beloved hero from Javanese mythology, dressing himself and dreaming of the object of his affections, Pregiwa, the daughter of Arjuna. Gathutkaca possesses […]

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December 2012 Concert

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Wayang Kulit and Live Webcast via Asia Society March 16, 2012

Gamelan Kusuma Laras and Asia Society with Support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Consulate General of Indonesia and Cakra Inc. presents Déwa Ruci: Bima’s Spiritual Enlightenment A Javanese Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet theater) Performed by Ki Purbo Asmoro, dhalang Accompanied by members of Mayangkara (Solo, Java) and Gamelan Kusuma Laras (NYC) with English translations provided live by Kathryn Emerson […]

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