The Indonesian Cultural Caravan consists of 27 of Junior and Senior High School students, parents, and teachers. Students will present Sundanese Gamelan (Salendro) pieces as well as traditional dances such as Giring-giring dance from Kalimantan, Sundanese Merak dance, and Lenggang Nyai dance from Betawi. They will also visit college campuses that students may wish to attend in the future. The group’s mission is to preserve Gamelan Performance as a world heritage by performing on the world stage.
For more information contact Niken Wulandari Singgih, who is the Head of the Cultural Program at Sekolah Bogor Raya in West Java. See a sample of the kids performing here. The director of the group invites members of the local gamelans on their tour schedule to join in during the performances.
The tour schedule:
27 SEPT at 18.30 : Indonesian Cultural Performance, Northern Illinois University Concert Hall, DeKalb, IL
29 SEPT at 17.30 : Indonesian Night 2019, University of Wisconsin Music Hall, Madison, WI
04 OCT at 18.00 : Indonesian Cultural Night 2019, Buskirk Chumley Theatre, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN
09 OCT at 18.00 : Indonesian Cultural Night, Angel Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI