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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

     

    Om swastiastu – we warmly welcome you to our family-founded centre.

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    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.

    LATEST NEWS

    Donations mean a lot to Mekar Bhuana as they help our teams of enthusiastic musicians and dancers to embark on another documentation or reconstruction project or activity.

    Now we are thrilled to announce the support of our new permanent sponsor, Bali Je T’aime.

    Bali Je Taime

    The first donation phase has allowed us to start our next reconstruction project: Gending Lasem, Kaliungu Kelod style – remembered by only one 86-year-old musician, ‘Kak’ Wayan Gunastra. He is the last musician in Bali to remember this style of semara pagulingan court music. Watch a video that showcases a part of a previous semara pagulingan piece that our semara pagulingan troupe learnt from Gunastra.

    View all of the projects we have carried out over the past 15 years. Some of these projects have already been documented on CDs or DVDs that we have produced ourselves. These are available for purchase online – by buying these you are helping to support Mekar Bhuana’s ongoing projects.

    For those interested in becoming another one of our sponsors or patrons, visit Mekar Bhuana’s Sponsors & Patrons page.

    Thank you Bali Je T’aime for your support – without your help this important reconstruction project may not have been possible!

    WHAT’S ON?

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    News

    Family Selonding Group Fundraising Performance Series
    We would like to invite you to come to our family selonding group, Sekaa Selonding Semeton Fundraising Performance Series that runs from Nov 2nd 2014

    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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