Posts Tagged ‘Guest Musicians’


Ramayana 2016

August 29, 2016

This year, we were fortunate to share the stage with really awesome musicans from Solo, to support a production of the Ramayana incorporating Javanese dance and contemporary shadow puppetry. This was staged as the closing of the Malay Heritage Centre’s Javanese Exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Javanese Association. Big shout out to our collaborators Gamelan Asmaradana and Gamelan Naga Kencana, as well as the tech, staging, and logistical crews that made the production possible.

The video, by Haiqal Tahir and Matin Haiqal is on youtube:

And here are some behind the scenes rehearsal shots, also taken by Haiqal:

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Manikmaya – Photos

March 17, 2013

Photos from our performance of The Story of Manikmaya, a wayang kulit held on 8 March 2013 featuring puppeteer Ki Sujarwo Joko Prehatin, together with Pak Suraya “Cokrik” and Pak Bambang Siswanto as guest musicians. We also got our gamelan tuned!

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Getting in Tune!

March 5, 2013

Getting in tune before our Big Show This Friday!


Ramayana Under the Stars (2010)

February 6, 2013

In 2010, NUS Singa Nglaras collaborated with Gamelan Asmaradana and Gamelan Naga Kencana (Republic Polytechnic) to present Ramayana Under the Stars, a day long event of gamelan music, Javanese dance, and Wayang Kulit, organised by the Peranakan Museum. We were honoured to have as guest performers Pak Midiyanto, Mbak Heni and Mas Iswanto.

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The Story of Manikmaya

January 29, 2013

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Puppeteer Ki Sujarwo Prehatin, accompanied by the NUS Singa Nglaras Gamelan Ensemble and two guest musicians from Java, will be presenting “The Story of Manikmaya”, a Javanese Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet Theatre) on 8 March, at the National University of Singapore. This project is organized and sponsored by the Southeast Asian Studies Department, NUS.

Date: 8 March 2013, Friday
Time: 6.30pm – Pre-Wayang Instrumental Music. The Wayang will begin at about 6.45pm.
Venue: Plaza@YIH, NUS
Click this link for a map.

Admission is free. Audience are encouraged to walk around the stage, as happens in Java 🙂