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Indonesian Music & Dance in Yogyakarta Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

Yogyakarta is known as Kota Budaya (Cultural City) thanks to its vibrant art, music, and performing arts scenes. This is a great place to get to know Javanese culture, especially with the daily performances at the Kraton (Sultan’s Palace).

Indonesian Music & Dance in Yogyakarta

Take in the performance in the Kraton.

Every day of the week, you can see a different performance at the Kraton. See some highlights from an afternoon of gamelan music and traditional dance:

If you plan on visiting the Kraton of Yogyakarta, here’s the daily performance schedule:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays – Javanese gamelan – 10am to 12 noon
  • Wednesdays – wayang golek menak (wooden puppets) from 9am to 12 noon
  • Thursdays – Javanese court dance from 10am to 12 noon
  • Fridays – macapat (poetry reading) from 10am to 11:30am
  • Saturdays – leather puppets – 9am to 1pm
  • Sundays – wayang orang (theatrical performance) and dance performances from 9am to 12 noon
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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.