Alhamdulillah, we're finally done with EOG16!
Ensemble of Gamelan (EoG) 2016 is an event that will be held to commemorate the 14th year anniversary of the establishment of UTP Gamelan Group, Sanggar Kirana. This is the fifth time of EOG being organised by Sanggar Kirana and UTP. The main objectives of this proposed festival are to encourage and educate university’s students as well as the public to appreciate Gamelan music from around the world. Throughout the years, this event has served as a platform to showcase the country’s diversity, colour and uniqueness through arts and cultural activities.
The event itself has attracted people from all walks of life to come to UTP for a glimpse of what it was like to see gamelan as a traditional element brought to life by students and gamelan community from all over Asia. Among the list of teams that performed with us this year in EOG including Gemawan KISAS, Gamelan Buana INTEC, UKJGS UGM, Sri Warisan UNITEN Muadzam, Gamelan Slendro UKM, Gema Gamelan UNITEN Bangi, Badarsila (Alumni UTP, UIA and UNITEN), Gamelan UNISZA, Gasita UGM and Sanggar Kirana UTP.
This year EOG bring you the theme of royalty or 'Bangsawan' with a little influence of legendary love tales, Puteri Gunung Ledang. This really shown in the opening act with 'Overture' song featuring UPAG and intermission performance by Sanggar Kirana with 'Antara Selat' that combining gamelan performance with drama, love story, dance and singing. While, the closing performance Sanggar Kirana try something bold and fresh for gamelan ensemble entitled 'Gegar' by combining with hip-hop dance from Interbeatz Crew.
Biggest appreciation to EoG16 committees for their hardwork in making EoG16 a successful event. Also, endless thanks to our sponsors!! Without your support, this event wouldn't be successful. We really appreciate all your kind support. Our utmost gratitude to all participants of EoG16 for supporting this event and share your astounding gamelan music! We hope all of you enjoyed the time spent here in UTP. Our sincere apology for our mistakes done throughout the event.
To those who came, I hope you enjoyed the show and thank you so much for giving your support to gamelan music! We hope to see you again in future👐. Our appreciation also goes to UTP Performing Arts Group (UPAG), our talented singers Yusreena and Fathi and also Interbeatz Crew. We had such a good time with you guys and hope all of us benefited from this collaboration 💜
Till next year 🙆