Shadow Ballads

A wonderful collaboration by Indonesian and American performers explores the resonances between Indonesian and Appalachian cultures.
Elements of Javanese and Balinese gamelan, wayang and keroncong are combined with Appalachian music and crankie, an old story telling form, similar to Wayang Beber, where a long illustrated scroll is wound onto two spools and moved behind a viewing screen.

The narrative is from The Ramayana..

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