Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino (Kontra-GaPi) is the resident Ethnic Music and Dance Ensemble of the College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines – Diliman.

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Kontra-GaPi goes to the City of Majestic Waterfalls

As part of its commitment to promoting artistic excellence as an official student performing arts group of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, the Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino (Kontra-GaPi) brought its distinctive mix of music, dance and mime to Iligan City, Lanao del Norte last February 16 to 20, 2017. With the support of the UP Diliman Office for the Initiatives for Culture and the Arts (OICA) and the gracious hosting of the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Kontra-GaPi staged three full shows, conducted four workshops and engaged in a discussion-interaction with the people from the “City of Majestic Waterfalls” in five short days. Continue reading “Kontra-GaPi goes to the City of Majestic Waterfalls”

Kontra-GaPi performs in Yogyakarta, Indonesia  

Professor Edru Abraham and Kontra-GaPi made another history as the first Filipino gamelan group to perform in the recently concluded Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival (YGF) in Indonesia last July 2016. They also conducted a workshop on gamelan sound design among fellow gamelan players who were also part of the festival. Continue reading “Kontra-GaPi performs in Yogyakarta, Indonesia  “