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Gamelan instruments exposed in Casa da Musica, Porto, Portugal

A gamelan is a musical ensemble from Indonesia, typically from the islands of Bali or Java, featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings. Vocalists may also be included.

The term refers more to the set of instruments than to the players of those instruments. A gamelan is a set of instruments as a distinct entity, built and tuned to stay together – instruments from different gamelan are generally not interchangeable.

The word gamelan comes from the Javanese word gamels, meaning "to strike or hammer", and the suffix an, which makes the root a collective noun.

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Rijkevorsel, België

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 29, 2011
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Lucien Kivit
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS
    • Taken on 2011/09/10 17:21:03
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash