Peni Candra Rini Residency
Peni Candra Rini will act as Gamelan Raga Kusuma's Artistic Director from January 9 - May 31, 2023.
A renowned Javanese singer and composer, Candra Rini (PhD) will be in residence at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University as a Fulbright Visiting Artist-Scholar during the Spring 2023 semester. Faculty at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Candra Rini is a recipient of grants from the Asian Cultural Council, a two-time grantee of the US State Department’s One Beat Program and in 2022 was named an Aga Khan Foundation laureate of the arts.
Interested newcomers to gamelan are welcome to join the ensemble at any time to work with this Javanese master musician.
Example: Youtube sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yad8sUAUwag