May 27, 2011

Heart's beat

Kontra-GaPi, short for Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino (Contemporary Filipino Gamelan), is the University of the Philippines' resident ethnic music and dance ensemble. I am always happy to see young ones taking an interest in preserving our cultural heritage, whatever the form and whatever the influence. Gamelan music also happens to be one of the few musical genres that will get me running out of my office no matter how busy I am.

Kontra-GaPi

8 comments:

bfarr said...

Interesting shot, Hilda.

brattcat said...

they looked entirely engaged. great shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

This picture is precious, wonderful moment there, I agree with your words!Great energy and lovely smiles!
Happy weekend
Léia

Jarart said...

I would love to hear this group!!
Lucky you!

Photo Cache said...

which tribal music do they represent? i cannot tell by the costume they wear.

Jacob said...

I agree about the importance of preserving a cultural heritage. Know nothing, though, of Gamelan music, but if it gets you moving, it must be good! ;-)

Christina S said...

I've never heard of this type of music - would love to hear it! Nice to see the guy on the right there too, even though he looks ready to rap!

Rob and Mandy said...

I totally agree, let's save our heritage less it get's forgotten or even lost.