Gamelan instruments exposed in Casa da Musica, Porto, Portugal

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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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Comments (71)

Lucien Kivit on April 20, 2012

Mustafa , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Bernard Janowski on May 17, 2012

Like33. Piękne ujecie. Ciekawy temat zdjęcia. Ładne kolory. Pozdrowienia z Polski. Bernard

Lucien Kivit on May 17, 2012

Bernard , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Manek Taolin on May 29, 2012

Beautiful photo!

L+F

Best regards from Indonesia

Lucien Kivit on May 30, 2012

Manek Taolin , thank you for your nice comment, like and YS, greetings Lucien

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on July 8, 2012

Wonderful stunning capture in this museum. It´s a luck that GE accepted it, because never do when is a shot in the interior--Like and YS --AnaM Thanks for your always kind words --AnaM

Lucien Kivit on July 9, 2012

AnaM, yes i agree it was just pure luck. Thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

Christos Theodorou on September 10, 2013

Wonderful capture. Greetings from Athens.

Lucien Kivit on September 11, 2013

Christos , thank you for your nice comment and like, greetings Lucien

nunila77 merche on April 20

Bonitos instrumentos de música balinesa en un interesante museo en Oporto.FAV+LIKE. Buenas noches. Saludos cordiales desde Madrid.

Lucien Kivit on April 25

Nunila77 Merche , thank you for your nice comment, like and YS, greetings Lucien

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  • 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
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