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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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    Recordings

    We have a selection of DVDs and CDs – these can be purchased from our online store: www.mekarbhuana.com

    DVDs

    1. Our debut recording of classical semar pegulingan court music with gambuh dances, released August 2011:

    Semar Pegulingan Court Gamelan with Gambuh Dances


    Featuring rare and reconstructed previously extinct court music studied from vintage and field recordings, as early as 1928. Filmed in a historic temple in Denpasar, Mekar Bhuana recorded this video after their performances at the Asian Games in China in 2010. A must-have for serious collectors of classical Balinese gamelan music and dance.

    DVD tracklist notes & Background

    View the trailer on our YouTube channel. Buy now from our online store.

    2. Our Educational Tutorial Series, released 20/09/2011:

    Tutorial 1: Basic Balinese Dance Movements – Female Dance Part 1

    The first of its kind, Mekar Bhuana’s Educational Tutorial Series features lessons in an easy to follow, step-by-step DVD format.

    In this instructional video, Mekar Bhuana Director and Co-founder, Putu Evie, teaches you in English with Indonesian subtitles.

    Now you can study Balinese dance on your own…anywhere, anytime!

    View the trailer on our YouTube channel. Buy now from our online store.

    CDs

    1. Our debut audio recording, released April 2009:

    Semara Pagulingan – Antique Balinese Court Gamelan

    Performed on our antique seven-tone semar pegulingan, the tracklist is a mix of semar pegulingan (7 tracks) and pelegongan (3 tracks) beauties. Kamasan and Pagan Kelod style of semar pegulingan music, as well as Kuta style of pelegongan music. Buy now from our online store.

    Tracklist notes

    Samples from CD

    Track 1: Tembung

    Track 2: Gadung Melati

    Track 3: Gambang Kuta Saih Lebeng

    Track 4: Sekar Gadung

    Listener comments:

    “It’s really fantastic – and the recording is done very, very well – everything very clearly audible and well-balanced.  Thanks for making this music available.”

    Jeremy Grimshaw, Assistant Professor of Music, Brigham Young University School of Music

    “The CD has arrived and I am enjoying it very much especially the tunings for Gambang Kuta, which we play in selisir.  One of my teachers was very keen on having me play pieces in different tunings, and this is something I do with my students here in Sydney.”

    Peter Dunbar-Hall, Associate Professor, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

    “I just wanted to tell you that your record is just gorgeous! The sound is perfect, and the pieces are lovely. Anyway, I think it’s a nice work you’re doing there with Mekar Bhuana, and good luck with the future concerts.”

    Éric Vandal<–>

    News

    Selonding Performances at the Bali Spirit Festival
    In late March, our family gamelan selonding troupe performed at Bali Spirit Festival as part of a VIP event at Arma Museum in Ubud.

    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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