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    Gender Wayang

    Gender Wayang
    The most intimate of all gamelan ensembles, Gender Wayang are usually played in a pair or a quartet with the musicians facing each other. This gamelan is soft-sounding and is used to accompany puppet shows, as well as wedding, tooth filing, and cremation ceremonies. This is considered to be the most technically demanding of all Balinese music. Our group plays several styles including Teges Kanginan, Sanur, Tabanan and Pacung, Gianyar. We have focussed, however, on preserving the Teges and Sanur repertoires. In 2008, our conservation of the Teges style was supported by an invitation to perform at the first world music festival in China, as part of Shanghai Expo 2010. Photos of our trip to Shanghai are on our Gallery page.

    Watch videos of our gender wayang quartet on our YouTube channel.

    You can take gender wayang lessons or workshops with us at Mekar Bhuana or remotely via Skype: enquire now. You can also hire our group for your event or special occasion.

    News

    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

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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

    How many Different Types of Gamelan Orchestras are there in Bali?
    In short, many! Gamelan experts the world over normally claim that there are anything between 25 and 40 types; however, so far I’ve counted 70

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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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