Vallenato Origins The first form of Vallenato was played with gaita flutes, guacharaca, and caja, and later adopted other instruments like guitars. These troubadors were later influenced by Europe's instruments: piano and accordion. Search Detail The music of Indonesia is as profoundly diverse and magnificent as its geography, religion, and culture. "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" is a national motto in the old Javanese language that means, "Unity in Diversity." Diversity of styles is a trademark of Indonesian music. The role of the gamelan orchestra throughout the Indonesian archipelago is quite extensive and important. Gamelan music is associated with social events that serve as an important transitional point in a person's life or community rather than simply serving as entertainment. For example, gamelan music is employed to commemorate a day of ritual importance.
Traditional Indonesian Music Gamelan music is the most popular and important kind in Indonesia. Gamelan orchestras accompany all dances and dramas. Gamel means ‘to hammer’, and most of the instruments of a gamelan orchestra are struck with wooden mallets, padded sticks or hammers.The conductor of a gamelan orchestra is a drummer who is part of the orchestra. Instruments of a gamelan orchestra A complete orchestra could have about 40 or more different instruments. What is Klezmer Music? What is Klezmer Music?by Becky Weitzman Klezmer (klez´mær) n. 1 pl. klez´mor·im´ (-mæ reem´) a) [Historical] an itinerant musician who performed at Jewish weddings and holiday celebrations in Eastern Europe b) a musician who performs instrumental Jewish folk music derived from Eastern European folk songs, Hebrew melodies, etc. 2 this instrumental folk musicfrom Webster's NewWorld Dictionary
Music of Indonesia Kroncong Kronkong's roots lie in the Portuguese songs and instruments brought to Indonesia in the 16th and early 17th centuries. By the end of the 19th century, kroncong was associated with lower-class, Portuguese-speaking Eurasians in Jakarta, located in west Java. Klezmer Music 101 - Jewish Traditions By Megan Romer Klezmer Music - The Basics: Originally, the word "klezmer", from the yiddish language, meant simply "musician". partnershipsixteen - TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENT FROM INDONESIA Traditional Musical Instrument from Regions of Indonesia 1. KOLINTANG The picture is traditional musical instrument from MinahasaKolintang or kulintang is a typical musical instrument Minahasa, North Sulawesi. Kolintang is made of local leightweight wood but it is strong like an egg, bandaran, detention, wood kakinik chrysolite, and having a parallel fiber construction.
Traditional dance and music Given the enormous cultural and ethnic mix that makes up Indonesia, it’s hardly surprising that the range of traditional music and dance across the archipelago is so vast. Dance Best known are the highly stylized and mannered classical dance performances in Java and Bali, accompanied by the gamelan orchestra. Every step is minutely orchestrated, and the merest wink of an eye or arch of an eyebrow has significance.
Indonesian Music and Dance By Kallie Szczepanski Across Indonesia, but particularly on the islands of Java and Bali, gamelan is the most popular form of traditional music. A gamelan ensemble consists of a variety of metal percussion instruments, usually made of bronze or brass, including xylophones, drums and gongs. It may also feature bamboo flutes, wooden stringed instruments, and vocalists, but the focus is on the percussion. The name "gamelan" comes from gamel, a Javanese word for a type of hammer used by a blacksmith. Gamelan instruments are often made of metal, and many are played with hammer-shaped mallets, as well.
MUSIC IN INDONESIA Indonesia is home to hundreds of forms of music, and music plays an important role in Indonesia’s art and culture. ‘Gamelan’ is the traditional music from central and east Java and Bali.‘Dangdut’ is very popular style of pop music is which is accompanied with by a dance style. This style first came into being in the 1970s and became a fixture of political campaigns. Other forms of music include the Keroncong with its roots in Portugal, the soft Sasando music from West Timor and Degung and Angklung from West Java, which is played with bamboo instruments. [Source: Embassy of Indonesia]
Traditional Japanese Music - Koto - Virtual Culture The history of traditional music in Japan is rich and varied. Many musical forms were imported from China more than a thousand years ago, but over the years, they were reshaped into distinctively Japanese styles of expression. Instruments were adapted and newly created to meet local needs, and the most important of these were the shamisen, shakuhachi, and koto. The shamisen resembles a guitar; it has a long, thin neck and a small, rectangular body covered with skin. It's got three strings, and the pitch is adjusted using the tuning pegs on the head, just like a guitar or violin.
Musical Instruments Next: Dances Previous: Songs Horn players from Dirvonakiai, Birzai district, 1912 Lithuania's instruments are quite similar to those of its Baltic neighbors and also bear some resemblance to those of the Slavic and Germanic peoples. They are quite uniform throughout Lithuania with the notable exception of northeastern Aukstaitija. Lithuanian folk instruments can be classified into four groups: string, wind, percussion and idiophonic. Kankles are the oldest and most archaic of Lithuanian string instruments. Death of Traditional Bluegrass? Change is inevitable. Innovations are unavoidable. Perhaps no greater example of this can be found than within musical art forms. Music is a living, breathing thing, involving many different people with many different ideas. It is foolish to think that one can prevent change from occurring, or stifle the creative urges of those who attempt to leave their indelible stamp with the art they love and leave behind. In the past few months there has been much written and said (mostly in heated debate) about the direction of our beloved genre of bluegrass music.