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    Phone / Fax: +62 (0)361 464201
    Mobile: +62-81 999 191 104/6
    Address: Jl. Gandapura III, no. 501X
    Kesiman Kertalangu
    Denpasar
    Bali - Indonesia

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    Mekar Bhuana Centre

    Om swastiastu – we warmly welcome you to Mekar Bhuana. A family founded centre, our vision is to document and reconstruct rare or extinct Balinese gamelan music and dance. We achieve this through research and study, then we educate through workshops, lessons and performances.

    Our study programmes have been especially designed  based on our extensive overseas teaching experience and knowledge to encourage awareness about the beauty and importance of these indigenous art-forms. Studying with us supports our projects and research.

    The results of our projects are audio and video recordings as well as reconstructed performances using antique instruments. Hiring our troupes supports our ongoing documentation, reconstruction and study activities.

    DOCUMENTATION NEWS

    As part of our semara pagulingan documentation project, we are currently documenting the repertoire remembered by elderly Denpasar musician from Kaliungu Kelod, I Wayan Gunastra. He is the last person in the world who still remembers this extremely rare style of court music. During the project we will be posting documentation on our Projects page.

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    News

    Selonding Performances at the Bali Spirit Festival
    In late March, our family gamelan selonding troupe performed at Bali Spirit Festival as part of a VIP event at Arma Museum in Ubud.

    Portfolio

    Portfolio
    1999 – 2000 Preservation of three Pacung Village, Gianyar style gender wayang instrumental pieces. This music was taught to musicians outside of Pacung to encourage

    Articles

    (Bahasa Indonesia) What is a Suling?
    Balinese suling have six holes, which are spaced fairly evenly. By covering the holes, the player can produce four- or five-tone modes taken from a

    Publications

    Audio Publications
    After nine years of ongoing preservation project, practices and performances, Mekar Bhuana have finally released their first audio recording. A compilation of semara pagulingan and
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