SugarHill Recording Studios co-sponsored a benefit concert to aid tsunami victims, which was performed by Houston-based Indonesian gong-chime orchestra, Space City Gamelan.
Space City Gamelan is a 10-member Indonesian gong chime ensemble that played the traditional music of Java and Bali on January 23, 2005. SugarHill engineer Josh Applebee recorded the performance.
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the American Red Cross to aid those directly affected by the tsunami. The concert is sponsored in part by KTRU, SugarHill Recording Studios, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Barnevelder Arts Complex.
"Gamelan" is the Indonesian word for orchestra and refers to Indonesia’s traditional gong-chime orchestra, which includes hanging gongs, pot gongs, chime instruments and metallophones (similar to xylophones).
"I’m glad that we can help the people in my country and all those affected by the tsunami in this manner," said Gatot Winandar, the music director of Space City Gamelan. "This upcoming concert will be very special. By playing our music, we hope to capture the beauty of the land and the people of Indonesia during these very trying times."