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For the love of music

  • Retno K. Djojo

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor | Fri, January 29 2010 | 01:15 pm
For the love of music

PREMIUM Pounding the music: Blacksmiths hammer a red-hot iron rod that will later form part of a slendro, or xylophone, at a foundry in Bogor, West Java.The dust and the din of hammer on anvil are overwhelming. Inside the dark shack, four muscled men are sweating, forging metal for traditional musical instruments. The moment the one sitting by the fire places a flaming iron rod on the anvil, the three oth...