Nist-Nah (Javanese Gamelan Workshops)
As well as the Saturday concert at the Ascension Church Hulme we will also be hosting a limited number of Javanese Gamelan workshops at N.I.A.M.O.S in Hulme.
Gamelan is a rewarding musical and social activity. Playing the gamelan can inspire self-confidence and social interaction, improve coordination and listening skills, encourage open-mindedness, and act as a window into a different culture. Whether it’s to try something new or develop your playing skills, these workshops are for all levels, musicians and non-musicians (although the Javanese believe that everyone is a musician). The traditional music can be complex and sophisticated, but no previous experience or knowledge of musical notation is necessary to start playing the gamelan and to enjoy its wonderful sounds.
The workshops will be led by two members of Ensemble Nist-Nah who have lived and studied in Indonesia and have a wide knowledge of the culture as well as a prolific background in Western music and teaching.
8 years and up , Beginners welcome!