Alok (Javanese for "shout") is a style of singing used in Javanese
gamelan. It is generally performed by the gerong. It consists of short phrases (usually vowels) of indeterminate pitch, inserted especially at certain places in the colotomicstructure of the piece.
"Senggakan" are similarly inserted into pieces, but generally consist of nonsense syllables and are sung in a specific melody. They are often used together with
kecaksimilarly uses nonsense syllables.
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