Anklung Saung Udjo (Angklung Music School)

One of the highlights of going to Bandung is being able to go to the Angklung Music School.  The students put on a performance every day at 3:30 and it is an absolute must-do if you ever find yourself in Bandung, Indonesia!

Anglunk is a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made from bamboo:

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The program consists of the students presenting traditional music, puppets and dance from around Indonesia:

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Puppet

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Twin puppets

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This little guy was about 3 and all over the stage!

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Representing Papua (Pa POO a)

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The Peacock Dance

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Beautiful costumes

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The Angklung Orchestra

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One of the best parts is when they pass out an angklung to each audience member and they have us playing music ion no time!  We took Elder and Sister Jensen the new office couple.

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His hand signals indicate notes to be played

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Then we played chords

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The emcee had DeeAnn singing an Indonesian children’s song

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Lined up for the big thank you

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Then they got everyone on the floor at the end to dance

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Music and kids bring everyone together

A great to spend an hour and half!  Since we have a kitas (an Indonesian resident ID Card) it was 50,000 Rp per person ($3.75).  A bit higher for tourists – $12.50!

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