Giri Harja III / Adep Sunandar Sunarya

Indonesia - Wayang Golek: The Sound & Celebration of Sundanese Puppet Theater

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Indonesia -- Wayang Golek: The Sound & Celebration of Sundanese Puppet Theater is a comprehensive six-CD set of music taken from traditional Indonesian entertainment. This music is taken from a wayang golek, which is a puppet show traditionally shown to celebrate life-cycle events or other community occasions in West Java, Indonesia. A variety of unique instruments are used for this, including a gamelan, flutes, drums, gongs, fiddles, xylophones, and the voices of the puppeteers. The album comes with the entire play transcribed and translated into English as well as in its native language. The performance comes courtesy of a 20-member performance troupe led by wayang golek puppeteer Asep Sunandar Sunarya who really make the story come alive with their incredible playing and expressive voices. The only issue is the sound quality, which is not terrible but still contains some crowd noise and occasional lapses in levels. Still, this is a very unique performance that deserves a listen by anyone curious to hear a rare and interesting art form being performed by one of its best practitioners.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
41:24 Amazon
2
03:47 Amazon
3
03:23 Amazon
4
06:29 Amazon
5
04:56 Amazon
6
02:29 Amazon
7
02:02 Amazon
8
01:24 Amazon
9
01:12 Amazon
10
07:57 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
08:00 Amazon
2
03:59 Amazon
3
05:56 Amazon
4
00:27 Amazon
5
06:25 Amazon
6
01:23 Amazon
7
00:23 Amazon
8
07:35 Amazon
9
19:31 Amazon
10
07:08 Amazon
11
00:59 Amazon
12
11:44 Amazon
13
01:04 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
00:54 Amazon
2
02:34 Amazon
3
09:55 Amazon
4
00:26 Amazon
5
00:31 Amazon
6
00:20 Amazon
7
01:11 Amazon
8
01:08 Amazon
9
00:10 Amazon
10
00:37 Amazon
11
06:31 Amazon
12
00:21 Amazon
13
03:34 Amazon
14
00:13 Amazon
15
00:58 Amazon
16
00:04 Amazon
17
03:44 Amazon
18
21:12 Amazon
19
05:33 Amazon
20
10:25 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
23:29 Amazon
2
00:45 Amazon
3
00:14 Amazon
4
07:26 Amazon
5
00:22 Amazon
6
00:13 Amazon
7
00:56 Amazon
8
00:49 Amazon
9
02:59 Amazon
10
00:33 Amazon
11
00:08 Amazon
12
00:28 Amazon
13
03:31 Amazon
14
00:11 Amazon
15
00:54 Amazon
16
00:17 Amazon
17
00:04 Amazon
18
00:28 Amazon
19
00:23 Amazon
20
00:33 Amazon
21
00:51 Amazon
22
00:07 Amazon
23
01:41 Amazon
24
00:15 Amazon
25
00:23 Amazon
26
00:13 Amazon
27
01:49 Amazon
28
00:08 Amazon
29
06:05 Amazon
30
00:33 Amazon
31
01:28 Amazon
32
00:30 Amazon
33
04:22 Amazon
34
00:33 Amazon
35
00:16 Amazon
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00:18 Amazon
37
00:09 Amazon
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00:29 Amazon
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00:22 Amazon
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00:45 Amazon
41
00:21 Amazon
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00:35 Amazon
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00:29 Amazon
44
00:09 Amazon
45
00:12 Amazon
46
00:24 Amazon
47
03:42 Amazon
48
01:05 Amazon
49
00:37 Amazon
50
00:26 Amazon
51
01:40 Amazon
52
00:10 Amazon
53
01:05 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
47:31 Amazon
2
47:18 Amazon
3
46:04 Amazon
4
45:46 Amazon
5
45:14 Amazon
6
44:57 Amazon
7
44:43 Amazon
8
44:17 Amazon
9
39:13 Amazon
10
38:28 Amazon
11
38:18 Amazon
12
38:14 Amazon
13
28:51 Amazon
14
24:12 Amazon
15
23:57 Amazon
16
22:26 Amazon
17
22:06 Amazon
18
17:22 Amazon
19
17:16 Amazon
20
14:06 Amazon
21
11:01 Amazon
22
07:35 Amazon
23
07:23 Amazon
24
06:19 Amazon
25
06:07 Amazon
26
05:46 Amazon
27
05:31 Amazon
28
02:15 Amazon
29
02:08 Amazon
30
01:12 Amazon
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