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Gamelan: Explore

What is a Gamelan? 

From the Javanese word gamel, (mallet used to strike instruments, or the act of striking), gamelan means "to hammer."

 The Gamelan is a large percussion ensemble, originating in Java or Bali. Instruments may include gongs, metallophones, drums, cymbals, bamboo flutes and strings. Melodies are woven together in a balanced performance, where no single player stands out or becomes a virtuoso.