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  back from indonesia
From: tychen at ippfwhr.org on 1997.07.31 at 16:02:06(1007)
dear aroiders,

i have just returned from a wonderful trip to java, where i
participated in a gamelan festival. unfortunately, i don't have muc=
to report botanically speaking, the highlights of this trip were more
cultural, although i did some hiking and visited bogor.

in yogyakarta where the festival took place, highlights included
playing at the festival for an enthusiastic audience, then having the
sultan of yogyakarta invite a group of us, foreigners (american,
european and japanese), to play at the palace for a command
performance, which we did decked out in full royal retainer costumes.=

the sultan himself did not show up, so we played for tourists and the
royal musicians (i think we were more of a freak show, foreigners
trying to play their music...). afterwards, the royal musicia=
ns took

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