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Segara Madu: Balinese Gender Wayang

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Southbank Centre, South Bank

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Segara Madu: Balinese Gender Wayang

Mesmerising music unlike anything you have heard before

Have you ever hear of gendér wayang? No? Well, you are not alone. But it seems we have all been missing out. Hailing form Bali, the art of Gendér Wayang is a mesmerising style of intricate, interlocking melodies performed on bronze metallophones. Played in groups of up to four, the music accompanies wayang kulit, a sacred drama that is performed using shadow puppets, as well as life-cycle ceremonies, temple festivals, purification rituals and cremations. The playing technique is very demanding and, as your can imagine, pretty damn rare. But the Southbank Centre have sourced a gendér wayang group from SOAS university. Join them in the Central Bar at the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre as they play some classic gendér wayang bangers. This event is free and entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. You need to be registered to store the event information in your profile, but rest assured, we won't charge you a penny.

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