University of Pittsburgh

The University Gamelan Presents Modern Music of West Java Indonesia

April 11, 2015 - 8:00pm

Master Drummer Ega Robot joins the University Gamelan as they play the gamelan music of the Sundanese people, an ethnic group that inhabits roughly the western third of the island of Java.

Ega Robot (Cahyar Mulyana) was born in the West Javanese town of Subang in 1975. His father directed a music and dance troupe that performed at celebratory occasions in the region. At the age of four, he began accompanying his father and older brothers to performances of ketuk tilu (musical ensemble that accompanies folk dances), jaipongan (modern dance, based on ketuk tilu), and sisinggahan (lion dance). His talent was recognized at a young age, and he quickly gained a reputation as a skilled and creative drummer, especially for the wildly popular form jaipongan. As a composer and musician, his work is at the forefront of modern Sundanese music.

Don't misss the opportunity to experience this rich artistic culture right here in Pittsburgh!

For tickets, call 412-624-7529 or visit music.pitt.edu/tickets. Tickets in advance: general admission is $8.50; non-Pitt students and seniors are $5. At the door: general admission is $12; non-Pitt students and seniors are $8. Pitt students: free with valid ID.

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