Aug 3, 1999

Last night I watched TVOne. There was shown that KPA (Keluarga Paduan Angklung) SMAN 3 Bandung has won a special award in a music competition held in Austria. Wow !! Congratulations, KPA SMAN 3 Bandung !!

Do you know what angklung is?
Kindergarten students are playing angklung at school.
Angklung is an Indonesian traditional music instrument  made from bamboo. We shake angklung to make it sound. It's easy to play angklung.  It's just that, it takes many people to play one song. Each angklung sounds one note only. Oh, it's difficult to explain angklung in English, please read angklung at the wikipedia.

Here in Bandung (and maybe in many region in Indonesia), angklung is included in school activities. Angklung played by all students  from children in kindergarten to university students. Everyone can play angklung. Everyone loves angklung.

I write this post to support the angklung conservation action titled "Angklung is Indonesia". 

If you come to Bandung and want to see angklung or even want to play angklung, you may visit Saung Angklung Udjo

Angklung is easy, fun, and good to hear. I love it!