Saturday, 2 October 2010

Balinese Music Workshop

This week our homeschool group hosted a Balinese music workshop with a traditional orchestra including gamelans – it was totally awesome!

The kids had a great time helping to set up

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and then listened as the instructor taught us about the instruments and we learned a few words in Indonesian

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We got a quick demo of all the instruments, and then it was time for the kids to have a go

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They had a great time making a tremendous cacophony which eventually sounded like good music, here’s a short clip about halfway through (they did get better, but I didn’t film it)

Now we’re busy packing to go to the Australian Rainbow Gathering, not sure when I’ll get to post again :)