There have been many versions of the famous opening theme by Ramin Djawadi of the worldwide phenomenon, Game of Thrones. With the series being very popular in the Philippines, Kontra-GaPi decided to do it their way — and many are saying their arrangement is nothing short of genius.
Kontemporaryong Gamelan Pilipino — more famously known as Kontra-GaPi — is the University of the Philippines resident ethnic music and dance ensemble under the College of Arts and Letters. The ethnic ensemble performs with a wide array of diverse ethnic instruments, such as gongs, woodwinds and graduated xylophones.
Listen to the Game of Thrones theme — obviously a product of western musical arrangement that plays along the natural western musical scale — now reimagined as a southeast Asian ethnic song telling the tale of ice and fire: