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Scenes from the Javanese Wayang Kulit

Experience the shadow puppet theatre of Java, where stories from the Mahabharata and Ramayana are re-told to the resonant sounds of the gamelan, an ensemble of beautiful bronze gongs and metallophones.

  • 21st November 2023 - 21st November 2023
  • 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

A rare opportunity to experience the shadow puppet theatre of Java, where stories from the Mahabharata and Ramayana are re-told to the resonant sounds of the gamelan, an ensemble of beautiful bronze gongs and metallophones. Javanese Wayang Kulit weaves together a mix of epic battles and tales of love with humourous interludes.

The Cambridge Gamelan Society is delighted to be joined by master musician and puppeteer Ki Bagus Baghaskoro Wisnu Murti in this entertaining introduction to one of Java’s best loved traditional art forms.

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