Gamelan DanAnda is a Melbourne based community orchestra of Balinese traditional music, performing regularly for the public and open to all interested participants. Anyone can learn to play the rhythms of traditional Balinese Gamelan music. Our group is focused on the ‘Kebyar’ style of gamelan, which combines bronze xylophones, bells, cymbals, drums and gongs. A community-minded, cooperative music, everybody’s part is important, from the steady time-keeping gongs to the quick overlapping rhythmic patterns that make this music unique.
Gamelan DanAnda is devoted to exploring and performing Balinese musical styles ranging from duos to 30-piece ensembles, in order to bring the fascinating sights and sounds to life for Australian audiences to enjoy up close.