Yogyakarta Part 7

Finally into the last week of the fellowship here in Java.  The last few days have been extremely busy.  I had another kendang lesson with Pak Sukoco.  He’s such an amazing drummer it’s very humbling and inspiring sitting by his side and trying to soak up as much as I can.  Last night Tony took me to meet his Sundanese music teacher Pak Asep Saepudin.  It was great learning more about Sundanese music and sitting by yet another amazing drummer and musician.

We also did a performance and workshops at Isi, the college level institute for the arts here in Yogyakarta.  During our time here we’ve done performances and workshops at three middle schools, the performing arts high school and the college level arts institute.  It’s been really rewarding interacting with so many students at different levels.

We also finished our last day at the middle schools we’ve been in residence at.  My students at Imogiri have been a dream to work with and I’m blown away by the progress they made in three short weeks.  Tomorrow we have a dress rehearsal for our big performance on Friday.

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