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Saung Angklung Udjo

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Saung Angklung Udjo offers a not-to-be-missed cultural performance featuring the Sundanese traditional bamboo musical instrument the angklung as well as dance, puppets and the opportunity to see the instruments produced in onsite workshops.

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The angklung is made from a series of bamboo tubes that when shaken produces a single tone so several players usually perform together in order to produce a tune, simple enough to learn that most school kids in Indonesia will have their first music lessons on this instrument. In 2010 UNESCO added the angklung to the representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Up on stage. Photo taken in or around Saung Angklung Udjo, Bandung, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Up on stage. Photo: Sally Arnold

Saung Angklung Udjo began in 1966 by the late Udjo Ngalagena and his wife Uum Sumiati with the aim of preserving the cultural Heritage of Sunda, and this passion continues with their offspring who now run the show. The foundation offers free classes for children from the surrounding villages where they can learn performing arts and public speaking and have the opportunity to perform for ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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