Melbourne Community Gamelan (MCG) produced ‘The Taste of Gamelan’ concert on 12 September 2016, choosing gamelan pieces about food. We have produced a booklet with recipes for the food related to the gamelan pieces. Teachers and students can now cook the food, listen to the music and sing the songs.
The recordings of the food-related gamelan pieces can be accessed on MCG’s YouTube channel.
The recipes are ordered according to the music brackets in the concert. Both the words of the Javanese songs and a translation are included.
Further details regarding ways to use these recipes are available in the Introduction, together with vocabulary about cooking.
Perkedel jagung (corn fritters)
Musical pieces: Lancaran Ris-irisan Telå Slendro Sångå (Slices of Cassava)
Musical pieces: Ketawang Madumurti Slendro Manyurå – The Essence of Honey