BARENG AMBARUNG—Together We Grow, A Tri-Culture Collaboration

SUNDAY, MARCH 20th, 2022, 3:00 p.m., at the Cedar Cultural Center.

Three extraordinary Twin Cities musical artists joined their talents to create this unique program. These include Joko Sutrisno, Sumunar’s artistic director, a performer, composer and teacher of Indonesian gamelan music; Hassan Shahid, an African-American singer, song writer and acoustic guitarist; and Maryam Yusefzadeh, vocalist who, along with multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe, performs Persian musical traditions. Sumunar gamelan musicians and dancers will enhance this exceptional performance. 

The program begins with repertoire selected by each participant to represent the essence of their own artistic tradition. It culminates in new compositions combining the three different styles of musical expression. Texts are based on Islamic tradition as practiced in Indonesia. The artistic result has required considerable collaborative work by the artists, using each of their musics to support and complement the others. This represents the oneness of humanity, accentuating the beauty of differences while melding the musical experience to best represent a world community.

Tickets: $18 for adults, $12 for students and seniors; Call 612-338-2647

Date/time: Sunday, March 20, 3 pm

Where: Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis 55454




In Indonesia, the word sumunar means a glowing, brilliant light–one that is radiant and beautiful, and one that illuminates and warms the soul.

Dedicated to teaching, performing and sharing the arts and culture of Indonesia, Sumunar invites you to be a part of the luminous light.

Whether you’re enjoying a concert, taking a gamelan or dance class, or learning more about Indonesia, our goal is to share the rich sounds, stories and traditions of Indonesia with you in an open and relaxed environment. Sumunar is among the Twin Cities’ cultural treasures that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Check out Sumunar’s newest resource, a series of instructional videos of gamelan instruments, played by master musicians.