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.