Angklung according to Balinese mythology comes from the word "Angk" is a number (= tone) and Lung means broken / missing. Angklung can also be said the tone / barrel are not complete in accordance with the terms Cumang Kirang (Bahasa Bali), which means less tone / surupan four tones. 
Angklung is listed as Masterpieces of Oral Heritage and Human Nonbendawi of UNESCO since November 2010.

The creation of a musical instrument made of bamboo angklung comes from the view of the agrarian life of Sundanese people with life originating on the staple food of rice (pare) was born of myth in Sri Pohaci Nji as Dewi Sri giver of life (breathe Hurip) Sundanese people formerly in contemplation manage Agriculture (tetaten) mainly agricultural fields and fields (shifting cultivation) has produced a song lyric as a tribute and a gift to Sri Pohaci Nyi and as reinforcements for planting departure they do not wreak havoc.
In its development, the songs are accompanied by sound tetabuhan made of bamboo rods are made simple, then we know by name and calung angklung
In some Districts such as the Bandung District and Sub District Soreang Pangalengan this type of art used for ceremonial procession Nyungkruk Hulu Wotan (scour the river) where people bring angklung and dog-dog went up the river to bring food like rice cone, side dishes and bring offerings for the ceremony. Having reached the river complete with ceremony and incense offerings and pray to his ancestors as he slaughtered as a sacrificial black goat and the goat's head is buried with offerings led by village elders after eating with the home as she rang the angklung.
Angklung in Bandung Regency is composed of 9

Ambrug Successor
Pancer Successor
Type Angklung in West Java are as follows

Angklung Baduy
Angklung Dogdog Lojor
Angklung gubrag
Angklung Badeng
Angklung Beans
Angklung Bungko
Angklung Soetigna