The artists in this collection are Danongan Kalanduyan from the Philippines and Midiyanto from the Indonesian island of Java. Kalanduyan is a master of a gong ensemble called kulintang. The gamelan gong ensemble, of which Midiyanto is a master, however, is played in a very different way and for a very different reason, even though the instruments are similar. These video clips are from the program Travels with Music Series One, which is available online at www.travelswithmusic.org. There are nearly 300 video clips in this first series of the Travels with Music program that profiles master musicians from 15 cultures around the world: USA/Blues, Trinidad, Peru, Chile, Senegal, Nigeria, Morocco, Bulgaria/Rom, Israel, Arabic/Lebanon, Pakistan, India, Indonesia/Java, Philippines, and China. The whole program is available at the online store (www.travelswithmusic.org) and can be purchased for online access or on interactive DVD-ROM for computers or on DVD-video for television.

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Gamelan music often accompanies dance, music, and shadow- theater plays called wayangs. Midiyanto is a renowned musician, singer, and shadow master (dhalang). He was raised in a family of performing artists. He started to drum for shadow play performances at the age of eight and studied at the High School of the Arts (SMKI) and the Academy of Indonesian Arts (STSI) in Surakarta. He continues to teach and perform in Indonesia as well as the U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore. This resource is part of the Travels with Music: Southeast Asia collection.
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Gamelan music often accompanies dance, music, and shadow- theater plays called wayangs. Midiyanto is a renowned musician, singer, and shadow master (dhalang). He was raised in a family of performing artists. He started to drum for shadow play performances at the age of eight and studied at the High School of the Arts (SMKI) and the Academy of Indonesian Arts (STSI) in Surakarta. He continues to teach and perform in Indonesia as well as the U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore. This resource is part of the Travels with Music: Southeast Asia collection.
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Danongan (Danny) Kalanduyan is a master of all aspects of the Maguindanao tribal style of kulintang music from the island of Mindanao. He has been studying and playing music since he was seven years old. As a young man, he won island-wide competitions on the gandingan ("the talking gongs") and became widely recognized as a master musician. Danny Kalanduyan has been a featured artist in performances at major venues and cultural centers worldwide. This resource is part of the Travels with Music: Southeast Asia collection.
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