Get ready for a more beautiful, vibrant sound!

Introducing the Complete the Gamelan Initiative!

CBG is preparing to purchase nine gamelan instruments from a trusted gamelan maker in Bali, which will complete the ensemble’s set of gamelan gong kebyar instruments!

The $10,000 purchase includes:

  • additional gangsa kantilan

  • two additional melody instruments

  • trompong

  • 5 pairs ceng-ceng kopiak

  • partner gong

  • replacement middle gong

  • replacement high gong

  • overseas shipping fees

The purchase will accomplish the following goals:

  1. Improve and advance the quality of sound of the overall ensemble

  2. Create opportunities for new and expanded ensemble membership

  3. Provide new and richer learning experiences for new and existing ensemble members

  4. Expand CBG’s repertoire to include baleganjur, gong gede and other gamelan styles


Photo by Ivan Indrautama

Become part of the excitement by
contributing to our fundraising efforts!

Learn about giving levels and recognition opportunities. 

Contact Claire Fassnacht, CBG director



Chicago Balinese Gamelan is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, a grant from the Robert H. and Terri L. Cohn Family Foundation, and by individual donors.

Thank you, supporters!

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