Esplanade Presents

Music | Workshop

Workshop: Gondang Kayat - The 3 Drums of Sajarangan

Djangat (Indonesia)

11 May 2024, Sat, 2pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

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Gondang Kayat revolves around three distinct drums: Gondang Dontang, Gondang Donting, and Gondang Tingkah. Primarily utilised in Rantau Kuantan of the Kuantan Singingi region, these drums hold significant cultural value, and are an important part of various social gatherings such as weddings, child blessings, and more. They also serve as the melodic backdrop for traditional poetry recitals, known as syair or kayat, as well as vocal performances in the area. Through their rhythmic resonance, the drums embody the harmonious coexistence of cultural differences, contributing to the rich tapestry of Kuantan Singingi's heritage. Join Djangat as they share the beauty of these drums in this insightful workshop.


This workshop is by invitation only.


Please meet at the Esplanade Box Office and Visitor Centre (Mezzanine Level) for admission to this workshop as the public entrance to the Rehearsal Studio via the Theatre Studio is temporarily closed.


Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the workshop as patrons who arrive after the workshop has started will not be admitted into the venue. Thank you.

Language: Bahasa Indonesia and English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information


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Based in Pekanbaru-Riau, Djangat Indonesia is a music group founded by composer Anggara Satria, with curiosity serving as its creative foundation. Since its inception in 2002, it has focused on exploring sounds to support dance and theatre works across Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. Over the years, Djangat has solidified into a cohesive music group, and started to focus on exploring singing styles, ethnic narratives, and community traditions in the hinterlands of Riau and Sumatra. In 2015, Satria conducted research on Kayat art in the Kuantan Singingi regency, gathering material for new narrative-based works. Artistic research plays an important part in the work that Djangat does and the group utilises the stage as a means of presenting the results of the research conducted.

Date & Time

11 May 2024, Sat


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

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