Angklung Documentary

The amazing bamboo plant has been cultivated and utilized by mankind for thousands of years, and even though modern production techniques have supplied builders and craftsmen with technologically superior materials for many applications still this rapidly growing plant is the first choice in many countries for their industrial building, furniture, and even musical instrument manufacturing. Such is the case with the Angklung, a fascinating bamboo percussion instrument found throughout Southeast Asia.  Though probably indigenous to the West Java and Banten provinces in Indonesia, the Angklung has also been played by the Sundanese for many centuries.  I stumbled upon this interesting documentary on Youtube, and thought I’d share it…