Friends of the Gamelan

Javanese Gamelan Ensemble


News & Updates

Virtual Spring Concert 2021

We hope you enjoyed this virtual concert, and we appreciate your ongoing support!

Virtual Winter Concert 2020

Thank you, FROG friends, for attending our virtual concert. We look forward to performing for you again soon!


Friends of the Gamelan Live at Elastic Arts

Our 2019 Spring Concert album is available for digital purchase on Bandcamp. It is also on Spotify, Itunes, Amazon Music, and many other streaming services.

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Exciting news! We are hosting an Open House on July 3rd followed by a 4 week beginner class from July 6-29! Best yet, it's FREE! Come join us and learn how to play some Javanese gamelan. Only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed to join. RSVP at info@chicagogamelan.org

Upcoming Performances

Experience the hypnotic sounds of gamelan live

Watch the newest FROG performance on May 15!

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Because in-person rehearsals weren't possible due to COVID-19, this spring, musicians prepared a second performance that was recorded entirely individually! The musicians' recordings were mixed together to create a full ensemble sound! Join FROG friends for this online streamed concert event, featuring guest vocalist Heni Savitri!

Friends of the Gamelan Spring Concert
Performance of Ketawang Suka Asih
Saturday, May 15
7 p.m. Central (20 minutes total!)
This performance is free and family-friendly!

At the time of the performance, watch on FROG's Youtube channel or on Facebook!