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UW Javanese Gamelan Concert with Dinner at Buraka Restaurant Beforehand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treat yourself to a lovely evening of international delights with delicious East African food followed by calming, Zen-like Asian music.

We will meet at Buraka Restaurant on 543 State Street for dinner and then walk to Mills Hall in the UW Humanities Building for a FREE performance by the UW Javanese Gamelan Ensemble.

Buraka Restaurant features East African stews with dorowat (chicken and carrots in a berbere-based red sauce), an always-pleasing chicken peanut stew, Kenyan coconut-chicken curry, minchet abish (beef and lentil), and vegetarian versions of the peanut stew and veggie curry, served over rice or on injera (a flat, pancake-like sourdough bread).

This spring's annual concert of Javanese music and dance by the UW-Madison Javanese gamelan ensemble will feature a dance duet, as well as a range of musical pieces. The dance will be performed by Prof. Peggy Choy (UW-Madison Dance Department) and visiting artist Valerie Mau Vetter (Grinnell College). Gamelan music will feature three guest musicians, Lisa Gold and Ben Brinner (UC-Berkeley) and Roger Vetter (Grinnell College), joining with Mary Jo Wilson (UW-Madison Center for Southeast Asian Studies) and the UW-Madison Javanese gamelan ensemble. In addition to the dance, the audience will be treated to a varied offering of Javanese gamelan music, ranging from stately court pieces to lively and lighter pieces, including several items from the theater music repertory.

If you only have time or interest in attending one of these marvelous events, you are more than welcome to come to just the dinner at 6:00 PM or the concert which starts at 8:00 PM. Either way, I hope to see you there!

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  • Richard M.

    Quite enjoyable!

    April 21, 2013

  • Richard M.

    What a wonderful evening! Good company, good food and good music!

    April 21, 2013

  • Julie

    Had a very nice time; dinner was good and the concert was wonderful. Very nice to meet everyone!

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really interesting. Made me want to learn more about its relativity to the Javanese culture, in order to understand it better.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed it very much. The food at Buraka was great, and I got to have a Caipirinha - an awesome Brazilian cocktail at an East African restaurant before enjoying a Javanese concert. Can't get much more interesting or eclectic than that! Thanks for all the wonderful company to share it with.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jen and I will be a little late to dinner.

    April 20, 2013

  • Amy R.

    I hav a conflict with kids tonight--sorry to miss out!

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have to cancel, I hadn't put the PSY circus on my calendar.

    April 16, 2013

  • Amy R.

    I'm not sure whether my daughter would like to come and bring a friend.

    April 15, 2013

  • Laura

    I have been to one of these (Javanese Gamelan) concerts, love it (as well as Buraka), and would love to come - I have a conflict on that night - figuring out whether I can resolve it...

    April 15, 2013

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