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!

Make a secure donation using from our Facebook fundraiser or PayPal:





Learn about giving levels and recognition opportunities. 

Contact Claire Fassnacht, CBG director


CBG thanks the following friends for their leadership commitments!

Jeff Abell


Dian and Can Dogan
Deb Kerr and Steve Thompson

Ivan Indrautama and Kiara Harahap

Nyoman Mahartayasa and Wayan Muliyati

Arie Quick

Made Sentanajaya

Charles Waldman and Kathleen Ellis


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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