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    Address: Jl. Gandapura III, no. 501X
    Kesiman Kertalangu
    Denpasar
    Bali - Indonesia

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    In Memorial

    ketut-cekig-in-memorialI Ketut Cekig

    Kak Tut passed away in 2007 at around 75. An expert in the semar pegulingan court gamelan, he was the only living musician and teacher from who could remember and play the repertoire that originated from the Denpasar Palace, which was razed to the ground in a confrontation with the Dutch in 1906. His spirit, patience and passion for old gamelan music is dearly missed and we hope that his knowledge style of playing will be conserved for many generations to come.

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    I Nyoman Lontek

    Nyoman Lontek may have been a member of the Mekar Bhuana pelegongan group for around one year, however he was one of our keenest members. A disciplined and highly enthusiastic musician, noted for his speedy rindik playing, Lontek died young and will be dearly missed by our group.

    I Ketut NagiI Ketut Nagi

    I Ketut Nagi or known as Kak Nagi was our senior advisor for more than six years. He was the last musician from Banjar Singgi, Sanur who knew the classical gender rambat style that was passed on to their villages by a guru from Kelandis in the 1950s. The grandfather of Mekar Bhuana’s director and co-founder Putu Evie, he will be sorely missed.

    I Wayan Kelo

    An active teacher at Mekar Bhuana over a period of months in 2002, I Wayan Kelo was not only a maestro pelegongan musician and guru but also a composer in his own right. One of the last direct disciples of Lotring, Kelo, his death is a great loss to his home village of Kuta and to the old style of pelegongan music in general.

    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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