Wilujeng for the New Year

We began our first session of the year by playing through Ladrang Wilujeng. This piece is often played as a “welcome” at the beginning of events and concerts, as it is associated with good luck and prosperity – so an appropriate way to start off 2018.

Here’s a video from a few years ago from the 2013 “Gamelanathon” at the South Bank Centre, with members of five different gamelan groups (including Durham) all playing this well-known piece.