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dvd on 08/27/2012 at 03:00PM

MP3 of the Day: Peliatan Gamelan, "Kapi Radja"

It's not everyday that we unearth an archival Gamelan recording here at the FMA, and today is no different. This track from the Peliatan Gamelan, originally recorded in 1952, was uploaded way back in 2009 by Arbiter Records. I say it's about time we throw the spotlight on it and give some of our great international collection a little love. 

Kapi Radja (Ape King) is meant as an accompaniment for traditional Balinese dancers. This excellent recording is typical of the Balinese style, featuring an assortment of bronze gongs at a fairly upbeat tempo. If you're more of a Javanese Gamelan person, don't fret! We've got you covered. Check out these two albums from Gamelan Nyai Saraswati.

Arbiter Records at: Free Music Archive | Online Catalogue

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katya-oddio on 04/07/2010 at 09:28AM

Indonesian Excursion

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Fans of the ancient traditional Indonesian music form of gamelan will be pleased to find the Free Music Archive is now home to Gamelan Nyai Saraswati recordings.

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