Friends of the Gamelan
Friends of the Gamelan (FROG) traces its roots to the Java Village in the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, held in Chicago. In the late 1970s, a group began to meet regularly at the Field Museum to play on the Sundanese instruments preserved from this event. FROG formed in 1980 as a not-for-profit educational organization with the purpose of purchasing a Javanese gamelan for pedagogy and performance, to continue the work begun at the Field Museum.
Location: 2117 W Haddon Ave, Apt 3, Chicago, IL 60622