Dinner and chilling while watching Gamelan Performance

It's Friday night. Let's have dinner in Arab street, and have a chat in Bahasa. After that, we head down to Bussorah Mall, to watch an hour session of Gamelan performance (for free), organized by the Malay Heritage Centre.

 

Photo credits: tracking-around.blogspot.com

 

Gamelan is the music of Indonesia (pronounced Gah-Meh-Lahn). Gamelan orchestras are usually percussion oriented, but some varieties may feature flutes, bowed and plucked strings, or vocalists in a prominent role. Many different islands, or regions within islands, have their own unique Gamelan instruments and traditions.

The word Gamelan comes from the ancient roots "gambel" (Bali) and "gamel" (Java). Gambel means to play, musically. Most Indonesian languages define gambel as to make a sound by striking or playing a musical instrument, such as a gong or a drum (in Indonesian Pukul Bunyi Bunyi. Bunyi means to sound. It also means to ring, to blow, or to pronounce. In other words, to make a desired and intentional sound.) However, earlier languages, such as Kawi in Bali and Jawa Kuno in Java, also define the term as to handle or hold, as a musician handles an instrument or a worker handles a tool.

The root word gamel is no longer used in modern Indonesian languages and gamelan has come to officially mean "an Indonesian orchestra." - source http://www.balibeyond.com/gamelan.html


Come and join me, if you want to chill together at night. :)

 

See you soon.

Sakura -[masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Sakura for organizing! I really enjoyed the performance, the food (yay! belacan after all the cheese!) and the company. It was good to meet all of you. Hope we can meet again soon :)

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Sakura Dara B.

    Thanks all for attending. Great food, great company and a wonderful performance. Hope to see you again in the next meetups.

    Have a nice weekend. :)

    Cheers,
    Sakura

    June 29, 2013

  • God's C.

    Thanks for organizing Sakura!:)

    2 · June 28, 2013

  • durraini

    hello ! is there a link as to where the performance is?

    June 27, 2013

  • durraini

    i am bringing a friend

    June 27, 2013

  • Sakura Dara B.

    I just get to know that the Gamelan performance is accompanied with some traditional dances. So it's quite a treat watching the performance.

    However, if there's a bad haze on the event date, the event might be cancelled. The management will informed me beforehand, should there be any cancellation. For now, the performance is scheduled as it is. Let's hope for the best!

    June 25, 2013

  • durraini

    hi everyone! i am actually so excited for this friday! can i bring a friend along? she would love to have dinner and catch gamelan with us! is that ok if she has not signed up?

    June 25, 2013

    • God's C.

      Hi Durraini.You can update your rsvp to +1.:)

      June 25, 2013

    • Sakura Dara B.

      yup Durraini, you can bring along your friend. See you there :)

      June 25, 2013

  • durraini

    Hi everyone! where are we meeting on Friday before the show?

    June 24, 2013

    • Sakura Dara B.

      we will be meeting 7.15pm at bugis mrt, in front of guardian and we will have dinner in one of the eateries in arab street. The gamelan show starts at 830pm.

      June 24, 2013

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