Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Gamelan Classes

Sharon of Gamelan Sekar Sequoia just sent us an update that she will be starting a new session of classes beginning in January:

The next beginning Gamelan class will be a session of eight Sundays, starting January 23. The class is from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., and meets in the gamelan room at my house at 11th & D in Arcata. $5 per week. No previous musical training is necessary. The level of challenge can be easily adjusted to suit the individual. Young adults welcome. We focus on classical repertoire in the Solonese style, using traditional instruments imported from Central Java. For further information, please contact Sharon by e-mail at GamelanSekarSequoia@gmail.com or by phone at 707-502-7904.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Gamelan Performance During Eureka Arts Alive!

Eureka's monthly arts night, Arts Alive!, is a remarkable showcase for the area's diverse artistic talents. In May, we stumbled upon a performance by Gamelan Sekar Sequoia (pictured above), a community-based gamelan ensemble. If you're unfamiliar with this traditional Indonesian music, search YouTube.com take a listen: it's percussive, melodic and magical. Live gamelan music is a special treat. 

Gamelan Sekar Sequoia will treat your ears with a free live performance during Arts Alive! Saturday, Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m. at Indah Bali, 440 F St., Eureka.

For more information about Arts Alive! call 707-442-9054.