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    Address: Jl. Gandapura III, no. 501X
    Kesiman Kertalangu
    Bali - Indonesia
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    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. Some people may think that Balinese gamelan and dance art-forms are well preserved because there are still many ceremonies in Bali; however, they are not looking at the details. Based on serious long-term research, we look at the details of Balinese gamelan music and dance and encourage others to see and appreciate these differences and the importance of documenting and reconstructing them for future generations.

    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. Taking workshops and lessons with us supports our projects and research. These programmes also encourage participants to become more aware about the environment in Bali. We have an anti one-use plastic and plastic bag policy; we make our own compost; we also organise accommodation within walking distance to our centre to reduce our carbon foot-print. As of July 21st 2017, our director, Putu Evie, is also the chairperson of Trash Hero Kertalangu in our local area.

    Central to the aims of Mekar Bhuana are the tangible results of our projects, including audio and video recordings as well as reconstructed performances using antique instruments. See how you can help by visiting our Sponsors & Patrons page. Hiring our troupes also supports our ongoing documentation, reconstruction and study activities.


    Check out the video of our performance of our classical style Legong Condong that we performed at the Bali Spirit Festival on March 30th:

    Watch this space for further information on our latest project and support by visiting our Sponsors & Patrons Page to donate. Your help means a lot to us and our young, enthusiastic Balinese musicians!

    Upcoming Events

    We’ll be performing on our antique angklung set at a cremation ceremony this Saturday at 4 PM.

    Catching a Practice at Mekar Bhuana

    We have regular practices at Mekar Bhuana and you may wish to come and check them out. Attendance is donation based or by buying one of our CDs or DVDs. Contact us for this week’s schedule.

    Angklung Drop-in Group Lesson

    Every Sunday at 1 PM we are teaching angklung in the old fashioned Karangasem-style formation as documented in the 1930s by Colin McPhee. If you would like to join in on a lesson, contact us in advance about how to do this and have a unique musical experience during your visit to Bali.






    Mekar Bhuana’s Interactive Semara Pagulingan Performance at Bali Arts Festival Fascinates Balinese Public
    “Who can tell us how many different types of semara pagulingan there are in Bali,” Vaughan quizzed the audience at Mekar Bhuana’s semara pagulingan performance


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


    What is the difference between a lesson and a workshop at Mekar Bhuana?
    One of the most common questions we get from potential students who contact Mekar Bhuana is what the difference is between a lesson and a


    Video Publications
    In 2010, we produced the first DVD of Balinese court music ever filmed in a historic temple. This video documents rare court semara pagulingan music

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