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Video: The Crow Collection of Asian Art: First Thursdays-The Silk Road Lounge


by Cindy Chaffin 5 Mar 2010

Thursday night, The Crow Collection of Asian Art kicked off a new series, First Thursdays: The Silk Road Lounge. The series started off by featuring the music of Space City Gamelan, a musical ensemble based in Houston. A gamelan is a musical ensemble of Indonesian origin and features instruments ranging from xylophones, drums, flutes, metallophones […]

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Thursday night, The Crow Collection of Asian Art kicked off a new series, First Thursdays: The Silk Road Lounge. The series started off by featuring the music of Space City Gamelan, a musical ensemble based in Houston.

A gamelan is a musical ensemble of Indonesian origin and features instruments ranging from xylophones, drums, flutes, metallophones and several others. What makes it distinctly come together, is that the instruments are built and tuned to stay together. In other words, each unique set of instruments can only be played together, not mixed and matched with other ensembles.

Wonderful Asian and Asian influenced music wafted through the room, courtesy of Reid Robinson (DJ Woodtronic), who spins at each event before and after the main performance.

In the above video, we caught up with the Director of Education for the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Tracy Bays-Boothe to talk to her more about this series.

The next Silk Road Lounge event will be held on April 1, featuring Alash, a quartet ensemble of master throat singers from Tuva.

First Thursdays are free events and open to the public. My suggestion? Get there early for the best seat. It fills up fast!

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  • Tiffany

    Beautiful. Loved this. Sorry I missed this event but thanks for the coverage, it’s really gorgeous.

  • This is fascinating! Great story!

  • Paula

    I heard about this but got tied up. Thank you for showing me what I missed. What a great event!

  • steve

    Spectacular! a do not miss event!