Gamelan Semara Winangun

Balinese Gamelan in Ottawa, Canada

June 16, 2015

First Unitarian Meditation Gardens 20th Anniversary

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Join us this Saturday as we help the Friends of the Meditation Gardens at First Unitarian of Ottawa celebrate the gardens’ 20th anniversary. We’ll play from 1.30pm to 2pm, and again after the 2pm anniversary ceremony is over. Beautiful gardens, gamelan music, refreshments — a fantastic combination! There is no admission charge, but donations to the gardens are always welcome. Please note that if it’s raining, this *might* be postponed until Sunday or it may have to be cancelled, which would be very sad.

More about the gardens, and the people that take care of them:

The Friends of the Meditation Gardens, active since 2009, work to maintain, support, promote and fundraise for our congregational gardens. Founded in 1995 and run on ecological principles, the Gardens are pesticide-free, perennial display gardens, open to the public and accessible by walker and wheelchair. Plant identification markers, benches and memorial trees and shrubs are located throughout. Donations welcome to donation boxes. Educational materials posted on bulletin boards.

The usual summary:
When: Saturday June 20, 2015 @ 1:30pm
Where: First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue
How much? 0$ (by donation)

October 25, 2014

4th Annual Ottawa Tea Festival

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teafest

As winter approaches, what better to soothe the soul than a nice cup of tea? Lots of things I’m sure. For example, how about sampling teas from around the globe coupled with workshops, seminars, music and dance? WOW!

The Ottawa Tea Festival returns December 6-7. It’s in a new venue but still promises to be a wonderful cultural and educational event, celebrating tea and its customs.

Particularly wonderful is the fact that we get to play at the festival again this year. Please do join us, with tea in hand, as we take the stage on Saturday afternoon at 2pm.

Details:
What: Ottawa Tea Festival
Where: Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa
When: December 6 & 7, 2014, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Advance tickets are $12 + tax for one day, $20 + tax for two days (email us if you would like tickets, we can provide discounts)

June 10, 2014

A Taste of Southeast Asia in Ottawa

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Indonesia, Myanmar, & Vietnam Festival Flyer

On Saturday June 14th, the Indonesian Embassy is hosting a festival featuring the food, music, dance, and crafts of Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam. As part of the festivities, Semara Winangun will play a short set in the afternoon. Spending time in the parking lot of the Indonesian Embassy has never been more exciting — hope to see you there!

Where: Indonesian Embassy @ 55 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa
When: Saturday, June 14th from 10:00AM – 4:00PM (Semara Winangun takes the stage around 3:30PM)
How much? FREE! Bring some cash for food though, it’s bound to be a feast

May 16, 2014

Expérience Asie 2014

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On Saturday May 24th, we take the stage at Gatineau City Hall as part of Expérience Asie. This event is part of Asian Heritage Month and will feature arts & culture from eight countries: China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Lebanon, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Come check out traditional song, music, & dance, authentic dishes, jewelery, martial arts, and more!

What: Gamelan Semara Winangun @ Expérience Asie
When: Saturday May 24th, 2014 @ 11am (we play from 11am-11:45am)
Where: Gatineau City Hall (25 Laurier Street, Gatineau)
Cost: Free admission and free parking

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November 16, 2013

Ottawa Tea Festival

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The Ottawa Tea Festival is coming very soon. The festival has been “sharing culture through the language of tea” since 2011. This year’s language is quite exotic — the program includes a Japanese tea ceremony, Indian drumming and dancing, and Balinese Gamelan as played by us. Hope to see you there!

What: Ottawa Tea Festival
When: Saturday, November 23, 2013 (Festival runs 11am-6pm, Semara Winangun takes the stage at 3pm)
Where: Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive
Cost: 15$

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