Title: Angklung Music Festival
Details: The Kampong will be hosting the Angklung Music Festival, which presents several Indonesian artists, part of VIDA (Voices of Indonesian) . This event brings world-renowned performers and artists to Coconut Grove. There will be performances of the following dances: Payak, Yapong and Balinese, and then a demonstration of the traditional Angklung, an Indonesian musical instrument consisting of two to four bamboo tubes suspended in a bamboo frame, bound with rattan cords. The tubes are carefully whittled and cut by a master craftsperson to produce certain notes when the bamboo frame is shaken or tapped. There will be audience participation included in this performance, so if you are interested in bamboo instruments, this is the place to be! The festival is at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 for Kampong members, $15 for the General Public, $10 for students and children under 5 free. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early. For more information call 305.442.7169 or email: kampong@ntbg.org. The Kampong is one of five tropical gardens and five preserves of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.