"Ayun Ambing" comes to us from the Sundanese people of West Java. Aside from the suling (flute) featured in the melody, a vast majority of gamelan instruments are percussive, providing the rhythmic and tonal framework for the piece.
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March 1, 1942 - Japan invades Java. British Commando raid on French coast. Ground action in North Africa. Labour Party issues pamphlet on Life In A Post-War World. Japan attacks Port Moresby. Fears of an invasion of Australia. Capitol Hill: Court-Martial proceedings against Military commanders accused of dereliction of duty postponed until after the War.
February 21, 1942 - Scorched Earth and Martial Law. News of the war not going well in the Pacific, worries of an invasion of Australia, Internment of Japanese-Americans living on West Coast of U.S. begins. Martial Law in Hawaii. Fall of Singapore. Sea battle off Bali. Attacks on Rangoon. Capitol Hill debate on War Powers Bill.