Posts Tagged ‘Balinese gamelan’

(Bahasa Indonesia) What is a Suling?

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Suling is the Balinese word for seruling, which means ‘flute’. Made from bamboo, Balinese flutes are always end blown and vary in size. (more…)

What are some of the Organizations that are structured under a Balinese Banjar?

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Whilst travelling around Bali, you may have learn that Bali is made up of not only villages and hamlets, but also a smaller division called banjar which can be loosely translated as a village ward or community centre. This will be made up of a number of families, the minimum number of which is stipulated by to Balinese traditional law (adat). (more…)

Learn Ancient Gamelan Selonding at Mekar Bhuana

Friday, April 27th, 2012

After the purchase of a beautiful iron selonding gamelan set, a duplicate of the ancient 10th century set from Besakih Temple, Mekar Bhuana Conservatory has immersed itself serious selonding study. (more…)

What is Wayang Wong Part II

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

According to Prof. R.M Moerdowo’s book, Reflections on Balinese Traditional and Modern Arts, wayang wong as we know it today was once referred to as Barong Blasan or Barong Kedingkling. (more…)

What is Wayang Wong Part I

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

If you are interested in Balinese traditional art-forms, many of you would have heard of wayang kulit: the shadow puppet show; however, the human version of these puppets, called wayang wong, is probably less familiar. (more…)


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