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Gong Babies
October 2, 2017 - July 2, 2018
Gong Babies

Royal Festival Hall »

Tel: +44 020 7836 3715

Not available0.000.00

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Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies. On the island of Java, many children experience the beautiful sounds of the gamelan, (Javanese percussion orchestra) as babes in arms. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself and baby in the meditative and mesmerising chimes of the gamelan while meeting other new parents. No previous musical experience is required, just a willingness to take off your shoes, sit on the floor with baby in lap and have fun. In 1987, Southbank Centre was privileged to receive a beautiful Javanese percussion orchestra called gamelan. This was a remarkable gift from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to the people of the UK as a gesture of friendship.  As is the case with many important gamelan ensembles, ours was named 'Kyai Lebdha Jiwa' or 'The Venerable Spirit of Perfection'.

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