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    Balinese Gamelan

    The word gamelan in the Balinese context is thought to originate from the word ‘magambel’ which means “to hit”. A gamelan instrument is often percussive with keyed xylophones or pot gongs made of a variety of materials, gongs of various sizes, double-headed drums and cymbals.
    However, not all Balinese gamelan instruments are percussive. There are also wind, bowed, plucked and strummed instruments.

    There are ten gamelan orchestras at Mekar Bhuana: seven-tone semara pagulingan, semara patangian (pelegongan), selonding, two sets of gender wayang, baleganjur, pejogedan, rindik, genggong, and gong suling.

    Learn more about Balinese gamelan orchestras with ethnomusicologist, Vaughan Hatch, and his team of instructors by taking a workshop at Mekar Bhuana, either in Bali or remotely via Skype.

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    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 until March 1st 2015

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    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

    I went to see a Balinese dance performance and it was on a stage – how were Balinese art-forms presented before the advent of tourism?
    The way Balinese present their art-forms has changed dramatically over the last half a century or so. The western concept of a stage – let

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    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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