Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival

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Country and Region IndonesiaJava
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia
Festival Contact Information

Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival
Gayam 16
Yogyakarta 55225 Indonesia
Phone: +62 (0274) 7477717
Fax: +62 (0274) 588978

Festival Description

2009 is a remarkable year for the event of the 14th Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival. The late festival creator, Sapto Raharjo, is no longer with this international event. Although, it is surprising for the ones being left behind, the festival will be held as it has always been. The event will be organized up to 2014 — and now must be held without the guidance from the late creator. However, Gayam 16 as the organizer will continue to improve YGF based on the conditions and go along with the concept having been made together with him.

EVERYWHERE, it is the theme of YGF this year. Gaung Gamelan will be broadcasted by several radio stations in Yogyakarta on July 16-18, 2009. The innovative gamelan music which are created by Sapto Raharjo and are re-arranged by Ari Wulu (his first son) will be able to be heard by everybody anywhere, whether in their cars, in shopping areas, in the offices, or wherever they will be. Several countries have confirmed their participation in this 14th Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival. They include the United Kingdom, USA, France, and Japan. The Indonesian performers are from Pamekasan (Madura), Toli-Toli, Solo, and Yogyakarta.

Festival Dates July 16 - 18, 2010
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