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Review of Saung Angklung Udjo

Saung Angklung Udjo
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Owner description: Here you will find the Sudanese traditional bamboo musical concert performed by a small group of children with colorful and beautiful dances. Saung Angklung Udjo also presents selections of bamboo art performances and traditional dances such as Tari Topeng (Mask Dances), Wayang Golek demonstration (puppet show) and much more.
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“So much fun :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

It was so much fun to brought along our kids and introduced them to Sundanese cultural heritage. We enjoyed the Saturday show. As Indonesian citizens they charged lower price at Rp.70,000/person for Saturday show incl a free drink (choices range from a small bottle of water, a cup of tea, or an ice) and Rp.60,000 for Sunday-Friday show. The show started at 1530hrs for about 90 minutes of fun. We especially enjoy the playing angklung together session, that's the highlight for us.

Visited October 2013
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“Not just a tourist-attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

When our friend living in Bandung recommended this, I thought it would be another all show-no substance touristy farce. Because of the horrible Bandung traffic, we did not arrive until the last half hour but we had a grand time !!

From the program distributed, I gather that we missed the professional performance of songs by the "bamboo orchestra" - the stage held various types/sizes of instruments played by very talented men. The music was very unique & surprisingly rich (made of bamboo!!)

About the time we got settled, countless local children dressed in very colorful outfits streamed in playing their individual Angklungs. Some of the children were preschoolers & so adorable, and somehow while they were dancing & making formations, they kept playing in concert.

Then, the highlight: the children ran up the aisles & distributed their Angklungs. We got a quickie lesson from Pak Udjo (his father started this "craze"), the conductor. I wouldn't say we were playing perfect music, but by golly, we were actually playing recognizable tunes to sing-along.

The entertainment ended with all the children dancing/performing again with audience-participation. Lots of laughs. The shopping in the gift shop would probably appeal to some more so than others. After the Angklung performance, I think we were inspired to buy a set to play, but no one did that I saw. Maybe if I didn't have to catch a plane ...

In summary, it is a definite must-see despite the cost, although very young visitors may not be able to handle sitting down for a two-hour show.

Visited September 2013
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Bogor, Indonesia
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“Great Traditional Culture Show”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Proud to be Indonesian ! Also proud to be a Sundanese ! :)

This is a great place to intoduce our next generation o their culture. Started from wayang golek, traditional players, and the special one...angklung show. In this session, we're not just watching, we're also teached how to play angklung. From the traditional song, Indonesian song, to the international song. And last time I saw them played "Bohemian Rhapsody"...it was amazing !

Visited September 2013
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“A place to rest your mind”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Just relax and rest your mind for two hours there, leave all your troubles behind, just savor the moments.

The performers are great and entertaining, especially the little ones. They look so enjoy and serious to their performance.

I believe everyone enjoys the playing together session, we felt so great to play it together. The duration of performance might be a bit longer as the sitting is not that comfortable.

Overall, it is a great performance and a must visit in Bandung!

Visited September 2013
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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“Saung Angklung Udjo - the melodies that bamboo makes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Although a visitor had to buy a ticket to attend the angklung performance conducted by the Saung Angklung Udjo Organisation, it was a small fee well spent. Visitors were not only entertained, some said mesmerized, by the delightful musical performance, but in the end were introduced and taught how to make music with angklung.

For the uninitiated, some introduction probably has to made to give you an idea what an angklung is. It is a simple but ingenious musical instrument of Sundanese origin, made entirely of bamboo, strongly tied up with tiny rattan strips, into a frame squarish in shape. The instrument consists of three (larger) perpendicular bars of half hollowed-up bamboo called the "voice tubes", placed roughly an inch and a half apart, over (smaller) bamboo sticks, rigidly attached or tied down to the bottom frame. The "voice tubes" are cut or carved in such a manner so as to produce a single note. The sound is produced when a player holds the top frame of the instrument firmly, and shake the bottom frame quickly in a left-right-left direction.

There are of course skilled angklung players who can play seven angklung all at the same time, but as a general rule, a musical piece is played by a group of seven players, or multiple of seven.

The experienced and well-trained angklung players at Udjo put up a 60 minutes remarkable musical performance with fun, flair and fineness. But the thrill and excitement for the audience really set in when all the visitors, more than 300 in number, were handed an angklung each, taught, coaxed and guided by hand signals by the sole youthful and skillful conductor, and made an orchestra out of an entire audience who played the angklung for the first time in their lives.

Visited September 2013
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