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Visit west java 2008

  

SAUNG ANGKLUNG UDJO

Jl. Padasuka 118, Bandung 40192.
Phone: +62 22 727 1714, +62 22 710 1736
 


What does cross your mind when hear about Bandung? Most of you will answer culinary, shopping in Factory Outlet, campus or tourism object that cross over around Bandung. How about the culture, what do you know about traditional culture of West Java? Maybe you already knew it but have you seen or done it directly? If you want to know more about West Java culture, Saung Angklung Udjo is the best place for you.


Saung Angklung Udjo located in Padasuka Street, Bandung; this is West Java cultural workshop, which built by Udjo Ngalagena in 1966 and his heirs continue it. This Saung placed on Bandung countryside with harmonious and breezy of traditional ambience. This place is tourist center for West Java arts, especially Angklung. Angklung is West Java traditional music instrument that made from Bamboo. In this workshop, you can watch arts performance, Angklung made and shop traditional souvenir. Everyday, Saung Angklung Udjo performs arts show, which held for 1.5-2 hours. You are wrong if thinking this arts performance will be too long or boring.

 


Art performance made briefly, intense, entertaining and interactive. The show is using bilingual, who is Bahasa and English, the anchor also uses some Sudanese to introduce to visitors. Before the show, visitors get synopsis that made in 3 languages, which is Bahasa, English and Holland so you won’t miss while watching it. This show is using bilingual because their visitors are not only from West Java but also from other cities and countries. The artists are very fluent in explaining each show so it can run attractively.

 

 


Performance of Saung Angklung Udjo consists of Wayang Golek demonstration, Helaran, traditional dances such as Merak and Mask Dance, Calung, Arumba, Angklung Pak Daeng, Playing Angklung together, Angklung Orkestra, Angklung Jaipong and Dancing together. This show packed differently because the artists ask visitors to participate in the show by playing Angklung together. Visitors learn how to play Angklung easily and quickly so Angklung seems fun to play. Especially there are children among the artists that cheer the ambience because they look fun and excited.

 


In closing show, the artists asks the visitors again to dance and do traditional games with them while musicians from Saung Angklung Udjo play the music. The musicians can play any kind of music such as traditional, pop, dangdut even jazz music with traditional music instrument from West Java. When visitors play Angklung, each person plays one Angklung to give one tone. But in this performance, they show their greatness by showing more difficult Angklung show. All Angklung players are using up to 10 Angklungs per person so they can give melodic and harmonious. Saung Angklung Udjo has target to break their own record in Shanghai, Cina by performing Angklung with 12.500 people. Hopefully this event can be successful and get support from related parties.


Saung Angklung Udjo provides some tour packages for groups such as from schools, offices, foundations, families or individual visitor. For group visitors, it would be better if you make reservation. It also would be nice if you go to their website in www.angklung-udjo.co.id to get better information about them. With the increasing of interest and enthusiastic from people for Saung Angklung Udjo, it should consider about extend their area, especially for parking lot for visitors. It won’t be complete if you come to Bandung without come to Saung Angklung Udjo which like one-stop place for West Java culture. (Dylla Aswin, Indotravelers)
 

 

Saung Angklung Udjo Map.

 

 

 

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