Playing the Angklung in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
In this video we play the angklung at Alam Bahasa in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The angklung is a musical instrument made of two bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. It originated in what is now Indonesia and has been played by the Sundanese of West Java for many centuries. Today in Yogyakarta you can find several street corners where teenagers play the angklung in simi-traditional bands. The angklung is popular throughout Southeast Asia, but the largest group of people to ever gather together to play it was in the West. On July 9, 2011 5,182 people from many nations played the angklung together in Washington DC. This event was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest angklung ensemble.