Gamelan Naga Kencana

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Gamelan Naga Kencana (Gamelan Ensemble)


Gamelan Naga Kencana (GNK) which means ‘golden dragon’ is the only gamelan ensemble among the tertiary institutions in Singapore.

The interest group has been honoured to be under the tutelage of Mr Amran Ahmad Sowyan, an experienced Gamelan instructor and a pioneer member of Gamelan Asmaradana since its inception in 2007. GNK has performed in various events such as Republic Polytechnic’s Open House, Reflections Arts Festival, Gamelan Circle at Malay Heritage Centre as well as collaborated with renowned performing groups such as Nadi Singapura, Gamelan Asmaradana and Singapore Gamelan SingaMurti.

The members have also organised various exchange programmes with local and international school students to share their knowledge, and conducted workshops for the community to create awareness about the art form.

Gamelan Naga Kencana hopes to continue making great music and contribute to the Gamelan scene in Singapore.