Liwetan Feast & Gamelan Performance

Liwetan Feast & Gamelan Performance

December 11, 2019
7:00pm to 9:30pm
1619 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Join us for a ritual feast with a special performance by Gamelan Gita Santi and Modero!

Sit at a long table lined with banana leaves, covered with steamed rice and assorted Indonesian dishes. At the beginning of the feast, you will be entertained by Gamelan Gita Santi and Modero dancers. No need for utensils, this feast is eaten with your right hand. Don’t worry, PFP staff member, Sinta, will walk you through it! ​She’ll share about her own experiences enjoying a Liwetan feast with her community.

Seats are limited so make sure you book yours NOW! It will be an amazing experience!

About the Liwetan Feast

Liwetan is a tradition from East Java, Indonesia, to mark a special ritual, life stage or celebration. Typically, friends and families gather to enjoy foods served on banana leaves, which enhance the aroma and aesthetic for the food! The Liwetan feast usually includes 6 courses served together: rice, variety of side dishes, sambal chili, cracker, vegetables & meat.

About Gamelan Gita Santi

The Philadelphia Folklore Project recently commenced work with the Indonesian community, concentrated in South Philadelphia, around the practice of traditional music and dance through the Gamelan Angklung Workshop taught by Tom Whitman. The project is in partnership with Modero & Company(Philadelphia-based Indonesian dance ensemble) as a part of our Folk Arts and Social Change Residency program. The residencies strengthen cultural traditions, create opportunities for people to explore and practice folk arts connecting past history and present issues, address underemployment of skilled traditional artists, and build bridges across generations and communities. The Modero dancers will be joining the gamelan musicians to perform traditional Balinese dance called Bapang Selisir. 


Proceeds from the Philadelphia Folklore Project dinner will go towards advancing our mission to sustain vital and diverse living cultural heritage in communities in our region through collaborative projects, research, documentation, and education, prioritizing folk and traditional arts in service of social change.