Located in east Bandung, Saung Angklung Udjo is a one-stop cultural workshop, with a performance venue, bamboo handicraft centre and a bamboo instrument workshop. Saung Angklung Udjo was established in 1966 by the late Udjo Ngalagena, known as Mang Udjo or Abah Udjo, and his wife, Uum Sumiati.
Angklung is a traditional musical instrument made from conjoined pieces of bamboo. The instrument, which dates back to ancient times, is played by swaying and shaking the pieces of bamboo. In 1938, Daeng Soetigna created diatonic angklung, and since then angklung has received wide international attention and has been used for educational and entertainment purposes. In November 2010, UNESCO designated angklung as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage.
In addition to being an art studio, Saung Angklung Udjo functions as an educational laboratory and training centre to preserve Sundanese culture, angklung in particular. Saung Angklung Udjo is dedicated to realising the ideals and expectations of the angklung legend Mang Udjo, who said that angklung was the art and cultural pride of the Sundanese.
There is a daily performance from 3.30pm to 5pm.
Saung Angklung Udjo
Jl. Padasuka 118, Bandung
West Java – Indonesia
Phone. +62 222 727 1714
+62 22 710 1736