Java, Jakarta to Solo

Lucy Duran begins a two-week exploration of the Indonesian gamelan.

This week she travels east through Java from Jakarta to Solo, discovering the lively indigenous music of the south coast, the island’s cultural centre that is Bandung, and the seat of Java’s royal court at the Mankunagaran Palace.

She hears the sweet sound of the suling flute, a child bamboo orchestra hooked on Elvis, and the ethereal sound of the royal gamelan complete with wild swallows.

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Sat 20 Mar 2004 15:00

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