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.
Mekar Bhuana’s Selonding Troupe, Sekaa Selonding Semeton, will perform between July 29 and August 4 at Sacheon International Percussion Festival in Korea. Sekaa Selonding Semeton’s performance will feature compositions by child composer, Gede Semara Richard, that he created at just 6 years old as well as an arrangement of a gambang piece by Mekar Bhuana Co-founder, Vaughan Hatch.