http://youtu.be/MI4F-O8aF1c Nothing beats good company, good food and good music. Schneider Electric Indonesia organized an appreciation dinner to culminate the Go Green in the City East Asia. We got the opportunity to converse with Zeljko Kosanovic, East Asia Zone President at Schneider Electric. We know a bit about his background and work at Schneider Electric. But more than that we are able to know a little bit about the Indonesian culture through music. The dinner featured an interactive entertainment. The band played familiar tunes using traditional Indonesian instruments. Each of us got a chance to play a note using an angklung. The angklung is a musical instrument made of two bamboo tubes attached to a frame. One hand holds the middle of the frame and the other hand holds the end of the bottom frame and shakes the instrument to produce a certain note.
I got to use an angklung that produces a higher C note. Other participants held angklungs that produce different pitch to complete the octave. The anklungs were numbered and the conductor used hand gestures to indicate which angklung should be played. To add to that, we all got to keep the angklung as a souvenir. P.S. The video on this blog was originally uploaded by a fellow participant from Malaysia, Ong Chun Keat on his Facebook page. 🙂