Ngudi Raras members:
Ngudi Raras, a group of master Javanese musicians is touring the United States in 2018. They will perform as a gadhon, or chamber ensemble at 11 different institutions throughout the US.
The tour presents traditional Javanese klenèngan, concert-style performances with a relaxed atmosphere. If you can make it to a show, you are in for a treat: Ngudi Raras will play klenèngan bébas, spontaneous performance with no preparation as to which pieces will be chosen or how they will be interpreted. To do this, the musicians must have the entire repertoire internalized, know each instrument's part and how they relate, and listen for subtle musical cues as the piece unfolds in performance.
(←) And check out the short video about the tour.