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    Denpasar
    Bali - Indonesia

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    Founders

    FoundersWhilst studying classical gamelan on a scholarship in Bali, Vaughan Hatch became aware of how negatively mass tourism was affecting traditional performing art forms. Few classical gamelan ensembles had been recorded and many gamelan were either no longer played or had been melted down. In the year 2000, Vaughan chanced upon purchasing and restoring a disused antique semar pegulingan gamelan and came up with the concept of Mekar Bhuana, with the aim of preserving endangered classical gamelan and its extensive repertoire. Over the past eleven years, he has been researching semar pegulingan and other rare types of Balinese gamelan.

    In 2002 he met  Putu Evie Suyadnyani,  a talented Legong dancer and singer who is now his wife, who also shared the vision of preservation and reconstruction. Together they combined the music and dance aspects, forming the Mekar Bhuana Conservatory in 2004. As well as running the conservatory and its online store, they enjoy playing selonding together with their family group at ceremonies around Bali.

    Watch a video about co-founder, Putu Evie Suyadnyani:

    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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