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Gamelan of Cirebon
Gamelan of Cirebon
Genres: World Music, Pop
  •  Track Listings (4) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Java
Title: Gamelan of Cirebon
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: World Music Library
Release Date: 6/9/1993
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 741952513025

CD Reviews

Spirits of the Northern Javanese gamelan
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The first piece is a very nice introduction to the sound and rythm of the Cirebon iron gamelan, less formal than the Central Javanese form. Afterwards, there is high drama in two dance/singing pieces, unfortunately without translation or story-line, with gamelan accompaniement. The record ends with a vigorous mask dance of Prince Panji. In these last pieces one again gets the impression that an important visual (or language) aspect is lacking; one has to picture the dancers in one's imagination to get the full picture. Which is difficult if you have never been to Cirebon..."