Traditional classical music from Java, Indonesia.
1- Return to Jogja – Sha’aban Yahya.
The first song The Calling is like all songs on this album, a tribute to “Jogja” (now called Yogyakarta), a city on the Indonesian island of Java known for its traditional art and cultural heritage. The ornate 18th-century royal complex, known as the kraton, still includes the inhabited Sultan’s Palace. Also within the kraton are numerous open-air pavilions that organize classical Javanese dance shows and concerts of gamelan music, characterized by gong and plucked instruments.
CD. Return to Jogja – Sha’aban Yahya. Label: Celestial Court (1992), code: CR 92003. Special thanks to: Jan Kooiman.
A meeting between the cultures of Batavia and the surrounding Sunda region. This recording from 1992 contains Gamelan and Sundanese music.
CD. Betawi & Sundanese music of the north coast of Java. Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (1999), code: CD SF 40421 – track 9.
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