Episode of Series “Our Asian neighbours: Indonesia”.
An Angklung is a Javanese bamboo instrument which is rattled to produce a fixed note. Originally tuned to the pentatonic scale it was used in traditional music. However, today it is usually tuned to the diatonic scale and Western-style music is performed. In this film the Bandung Conservatorium Orchestra demonstrates the complexity of the instrument and plays a well-known waltz.
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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel
History → Indonesia - Civilization
Music & Performing Arts → Music - Indonesia
Music & Performing Arts → Musical instruments
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)