This event reminded me of my first encounter with gamelan musical performance when I was in Jakarta way back in mid-80's. I don't know much about music but I like it.Then,I observed that gamelan music is making its presence in my country Malaysia.Another beautiful musical experience was in late 90's when I attended a musical event at MPO,KLCC.Here I experienced the combination of gamelan music with the Western modern orchestra.
Music is like mathematics ,in a way.It transcends language and geographical borders.My cousin from Kelantan does not understand a word of Hindi/Urdu, but she confessed to me she watched the film Bobby 7 times! When I was schooling in Tanjung Malim, Perak I used to watch Hindustani movies and I even can recite the Hindustani song from the film Sangam! Those were the days...now I sometimes forget my classmate name.
When I was growing up in my kampung, I used to play rebana and keretok.Nowadays, my kids only know how to listen to music from CD's or mp3 downloads.