This bamboo music instrument is one of my favorite. Back there at Bandung, when I have nothing to do and the timing is right, I went to Saung Angklung Udjo to enjoy Angklung performances there. In this Udjo’s House of Angklung people, usually, tourists can also try to play the Instrument. Depends on the song selection, the conductor way of conducting, and the team even a non-musician can play an arrangement.
I did once play the instrument for a song there. But here in Clausthal, I somehow established an angklung orchestra, compose some cover songs and teach the group. We are a bunch of amateurs, yeay. The odds is we don’t own the instruments. So we can only train about 2-3 weeks before the show and after we borrow them from the nearest General Consulate. Just after our second play, thanks to the group from Indonesia who left their instrument in someone’s basement so that they can bring more souvenir from Germany, we now own the instruments although they aren’t a complete set.
I arbitrarily named the group Angklung Naq Maknya, the Mother’s Child. Why? Because compared to others, we are still a newborn and we need protection and affection from our mother. I’m overexcited to have the group grown in this super small town. We have more member now than our first show, and some of them also want to compose. Hope this newborn can survive the world till the end of time. Okay, here is our list so far. They are recorded live at Indonesia Night Clausthal 2016. So the sounds maybe isn't great. Enjoy.
Yamko Rambe Yamko