Angklung is a musical instrument multi tonal (dual pitched), which is traditionally grown in the Sundanese community in the Java Island in part of western. Musical instrument a made of bamboo, sounded shaken by (the sound caused by the clash of bodies bamboo pipes) so as to produce a sound that vibrates in the arrangement of tones 2, 3, and 4 tones in every size, both large size and small size. Barrel (tone) musical instrument Angklung as Sundanese traditional music is mostly salendro and pelog.

No one knows since when angklung is used, it is suspected of his primitive forms, Angklung has been used in the neolithic period and developed in the archipelago until today, so angklung is part of the relics of pre-culture of Hinduism in the cultural of Indonesia.

Notes on the emerging angklung refers to the Kingdom of Sundanese (the 12th century until the 16th century). Baduy society, regarded as the remnants of native Sundanese people, applying the angklung as part of the ritual began planting rice. Games angklung gubrag in Jasinga, Bogor, is one that is still alive since more than 400 years ago. Appearance originated from rice rites. Angklung created and played to lure Dewi Sri down to earth for  the rice plant thrives. This type of bamboo used as a musical instrument is the black bamboo (AWI wulung) and white bamboo (AWI Temen). Each tone (barrel) is produced from the sound of tube-shaped bamboo bar (wilahan) every segment of bamboo from small to large. 

Known by the Sundanese community since the time of the Sundanese kingdom, of which as growed spirit in battle. Angklung function as pumping the spirit of the people during the colonialism, that's why the Dutch East Indies government had banned the use angklung, the ban could make angklung popularity declined and only played by children at that time.

Furthermore, the songs offerings to Dewi Sri is accompanied by the sound of percussion accompaniment made from bamboo poles that simple packed structures which then was born the bamboo musical instrument we know today named angklung. Similarly, when the harvest festival be devoted the game  angklung. Especially at the presentation Angklung related to rice ceremony , it becomes a performance art that are the parade or helaran, even in some places into the procession Rengkong and Dongdang and Jampana (stretcher food) and so forth.

In its development, angklung grow and spread all over Java, then to Kalimantan and Sumatra. In 1908 recorded a cultural mission from Indonesia to Thailand, among others, marked the transfer angklung and bamboo music of this game also had spread there.

In fact, since 1966, Udjo Ngalagena angklung figures who developed the technique based on barrel-barrel game pelog, salendro, and madenda-start teaching how to play angklung to many people from various communities.

Indonesia traditional music instrument, the `Angklung`, be officially delared a world heritage item by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) like batik, wayang, and the keris before.

Validation performed on the 5th session of the Intergovernmental Committee on the protection of cultural heritage objects  in Nairobi, Kenya. Ratification angklung performed on the second day after going through the process of evaluation and discussion.