Musicians from an Indonesian samba group took part in a workshop to share their skills to students in York.

The SambaSunda Quintet stayed on after a concert in the city to work with a group of music students from York St John University.

The group’s members bring together an array of instruments including kacapi (a boat-shaped zither), violin, suling (a bamboo flute) and kendang drums, to create a new kind of Gamelan orchestra. They are known for fusing urban rhythms with the ancient instruments and tones of the Indonesian music.

Chris Bartram, senior lecturer in music at the university, said: “This is an exciting addition to the course.

“The students got to meet the musicians and learn more about this musical style.

“We like the students to experience as much practical work as possible.”