Saung Angklung Udjo, BandungCurrently Open
- Address: Jln. Padasuka 118, Bandung 40192 West Java, Indonesia
- Timings: 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +62-227101736
- Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
About Saung Angklung Udjo, Bandung
A group of children joyfully line up in traditional Sundanese costume, welcoming all visitors as they walk into the green bamboo hall of Saung Angklung Udjo Village in Bandung, West Java. Simply translated as Udjo’s House of Angklung, this one-stop cultural workshop offers a complete experience around Angklung, Indonesia’s traditional musical instrument made of bamboo. Angklungconsists of one single note, creating a soothing chord. It produces sound when it is shaken rapidly. An ensemble may consist of 3 or 4 players to a full orchestra playing the Angklung repertoire.
Established in 1966 by the late Udjo Nalagena and his beloved wife, Uum Sumiyati, Saung Angklung Udjo was built with purpose and dedication to conserve West Java’s Sundanese traditional art and culture. It was Udjo Nalagena who brought the passion and principles which made Saung Angklung Udjo a place where Sundanese art and culture thrive and gained proper respect worldwide.
His efforts to introduce and promote Angklung finally paid off when UNESCO inscribed Angklung in the Intangible Cultural Heritage List in November 2010. His love and dedication for Sundanese art is manifested in this beautiful and tranquil complex, consisting of performance hall, a bamboo handicraft centre, and bamboo instrument workshop. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bandung itinerary 1 day.
Saung Angklung Udjo Information
- Advance booking is recommended.
- Camera and video camera is a must-have.
- Bamboo musical show and workshop is also worth catching up with.
Saung Angklung Udjo Opening and Closing Hours
- The timings for show can be variable and should be confirmed locally.
How To reach Saung Angklung Udjo by Public Transport
- Rented car.
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Saung Angklung Udjo, Bandung Reviews
The show is fun especially at the time they teach us how to play Angklung. The performers are mostly children. They are cute. By the way, the schedule for the show might change. The first time we visited it, there was only one performance listed on the information board (15.30) and in our second visit there were 3 performances listed on the board. So, it will be better if you call them first before coming.
Saung Angklung (translates to House of Angklung) Udjo is, by far, the most culturally pleasing place I've ever visited. The main attraction is, of course, the angklung performance. Lasts for about 2 hours, it's an experience you will forever remember. Not only they perform grade A music performance, they actually get you to play songs with them. You will be lent an angklung (or more, if you think you can handle 'em) and play music along with the performers. You will be guided, of course, so no worry about that. This interactive concept of asking the audiences to play along is very rare, which is one of the reason why visiting this place is definitely a must.
A great place to learn Angklung. Large hall. Traditionally set up. Nice and kind host. But need to improve on food served as part of the package.
Saung Angklung Udjo is one of the most cultural places in The Capital City of West Java Province, Bandung. It's a tiny 'village' of which the Sundanese traditional musical instrument called BAMBU is made, displayed and even played in a very interesting colossal performance performed by well-trained local kids. Here, visitors can witness the joy and fun of kids performing Angklung & some traditional dances. We can even learn how to play angklung well as play and sing along with the kids. If you come to Bandung, you must visit Saung Angklung Udjo.
You should visit this place when in Bandung. You can play angklung together too. It's awesome