Artist Cal Arts

California Institute of the Arts Javanese Gamelan Kyai Doro Dasih (The Honorable Dream Come True) has a distinguished history of over forty years of continuous study and performance. Javanese Gamelan music has been appreciated and admired by many western composers such as Lou Harrison, John Cage, Colin McPhee, Pierre Boulez, and Benjamin Britten to name just a few. Many Cal Arts students and faculty have added to this creative legacy of gamelan composition. Today there are some 130 gamelan groups in the US; 80 of these are hosted in Colleges and Universities. Before his Cal Arts appointment as the Javanese Gamelan Director Djoko Walujo was a senior faculty of Karawitan at ISI Yogyakarta. Indeed Cal Arts faculty members Nyoman and Nanik Wenten were two of the earliest graduates of ISI Yogyakarta. The collaboration with ISI was undertaken with confidence because the dedicated core of senior musicians and current students and their advanced level of accomplishment.

Aratani Theatre at the JACCC

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: 213-628-2725 / jaccc.org

Getting Here

The Aratani Theatre is conveniently located in the heart of Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles via the 101, 110 and 5 freeways.

Parking

Parking is adjacent to the Aratani Theatre at Joe’s Auto Parks / Sho Tokyo Garage at 350 E. 2nd St. The garage is open until 12:30am.

Metro Rail

Take the Metro Gold Line to the Little Tokyo/Artist District station, three blocks from the Aratani Theatre.

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