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.
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.