Bali Art and Culture
The word Angklung originally referred to bamboo rattles. But today the rattles are rarely seen in Bali. The old bronze gamelan Angklung is common throughout Bali. Its sweet repertoire for rituals, especially funerals, uses only 4 notes. But some ensembles have added keys to the tinny metallophones to play kebyar music and other secular pentatonic pieces.