Gamelan Çudamani

DCASE World Music Festival

Advance tickets for this performance are sold out, but additional walkup tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance.

This performance is presented in partnership with the Harris Theater, as part of the City of Chicago’s 21st annual World Music Festival. For more information about the festival and performances, please click here.

Internationally hailed as one of Bali’s most forward thinking music and dance ensembles, Çudamani is known for their exceptional creativity and superb artistry, and their unflagging love for the classical treasures of Balinese tradition. Nurtured and trained in the village of Pengosekan, the group is among Bali’s most respected and accomplished. One of their many singular features is that their artists are multi-disciplinary, mastering gamelan, dance, voice, and visual art resulting in artistically unified presentations.

This 18-member ensemble weaves layers of intricate sound: the punctuation of deep great bronze gongs; charismatic leadership from the drums; stunning interlocking percussion from the bronze gangsa; and finely elaborated delicacy of voice and flute. The ensemble touches the soul with a program that spans the spectrum of human emotion, from sublime to fearless, from reverent to unapologetically playful. 

The piece “Teruna Gandrung” (“Young Man in Love”) will be included in this program, danced by soloist Dewa Ayu Eka Putri.

This presentation is a free, general admission performance. Tickets are required for entry and reservations are encouraged. Walk-up will also be available on a first come, first served basis.