Gangsapura Gamelan Group is a standalone Contemporary Malay Gamelan Group, first established in October 2016, based in the heart of Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, with the aim of promoting Malaysian culture, developing traditional arts and instilling arts and music skills among the community.
Founded by a power duo Teuku Umar Ilany and Nur Diyana Nadirah, Gangsapura Gamelan Group strive to fulfil its mission to inspire, motivate, influence, educate and communicate with thousands of notes. It aspires to be an example and a pioneer in traditional Gamelan music playing and to create awareness among the community of Malaysia’s traditional art forms.
The group is made up of musicians from various backgrounds who dedicate their life and love in music and gamelan. The group is led by passion-driven composers and performers and the vision is to champion the aesthetic of tradition and reach possibilities with contemporary works and performances.
Gangsapura envisions to become a leading organization and a pioneer in achieving continuity and modernity through tradition, specifically performing arts.
Gangsapura aims to provide opportunities for the pursuit of knowledge and expertise for the advancement of traditional arts and cultures to enhance the nation's tradition, as well as create awareness on traditional art forms and cultures and to create a well-versed community on Malaysia’s traditional cultures.