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Malay gamelan ensemble : performing

This photograph shows a gamelan (a musical ensemble) performance. The Malay musicians are decked out in similar attire. In the middle, the man is playing the kenong. Behind him, another man is playing the gendang/kendhang. In the background, more musicians are playing either the saron, gambang or gender (xylophones). At the top right corner, the instrument is a celempung. At the top left corner, there is a gong ageng. Title devised by Library staff.

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From the Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏. All rights reserved, Family of Kouo Shang-Wei and National Library Board Singapore 2007


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