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Central Javanese Gamelan performance (incomplete), undated

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Central Javanese Gamelan, excerpt from a wayang kulit shadow play, undated. The interjections of the dhalang (puppeteer/narrator) can be heard, and the puppets' voices take over near the end of the recording. The dhalang can also be heard making percussive sounds with a wooden mallet and the hanging metal plates he shakes with his foot, which sound like rattling chains.

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