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Ubud Village Jazz Festival
Thursday, 27 Jun, 2013 – 18:31 | No Comment
Ubud Village Jazz Festival

The village of Ubud will host Ubud Village Jazz Festival in August. This new festival will be agood addition to Ubud repertoire of festival that is already included Ubud Writer and Reader Festival and Bali …

Indonesia Spirit Festival
Friday, 16 Nov, 2012 – 12:12 | No Comment
Indonesia Spirit Festival

A weekend mini festival entitle Indonesia Spirit Festival will be held  December 7th to 9th, 2012 at The Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali. The idea behind “Indonesia Spirit” is to attract social and …

November Highlights
Saturday, 27 Oct, 2012 – 10:42 | No Comment
November Highlights

November 2-5, 2012
The Nusa Dua Fiesta

Bali Tourism Development Corporation will hold The Nusa Dua Fiesta (NDF) within the Nusa Dua Complex on November 2-5, 2012. This four-day festival will highlight …

Lovina Beach Festival
Saturday, 20 Oct, 2012 – 9:20 | No Comment
Lovina Beach Festival

Lovina Beach will host Lovina Beach Festival from 20 to 22 October, 2012. This beach festival is an attempt from Buleleng’s government to boost tourism in Lovina.

The three-day festival will be opened on …

Bali hosts “Tango in Paradise”
Wednesday, 17 Oct, 2012 – 9:58 | No Comment
Bali hosts “Tango in Paradise”

Tango lovers and enthusiasts will need to free their schedule from Nov. 28 through Dec. 4, for Tango in Paradise Festival that will be held in several locations across Bali. The venues of …

What to Do in Uluwatu
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2012 – 16:17 | No Comment
What to Do in Uluwatu

Uluwatu area is located in the end of Southwest Peninsula of Bali and well known for its beautiful cliff-top temple, great beaches, hot surfing spots, kecak dance and of course, cheeky monkey.

Uluwatu offers some interesting …

Cristina Wistari Formaggia: A Memorial of Gambuh Master
Wednesday, 4 Jul, 2012 – 9:01 | 4 Comments
Cristina Wistari Formaggia: A Memorial of Gambuh Master

Cristina Wistari Formaggia, 62, died peacefully of cancer in her hometown of Milano, Italy on 19 July 2008. She will always be known in Bali as the woman behind the Gambuh Preservation Project in Batuan …

Latest Performance of Grup Gedebong Goyang at Sanur Village Festival 2011
Thursday, 8 Dec, 2011 – 10:03 | No Comment
Latest Performance of Grup Gedebong Goyang at Sanur Village Festival 2011

Sanur Village Festival 2011, once again hosted the performance of Grup Gedebong Goyang or G3. The group comprises of four expatriate women : Rucina Ballinger, Kerry Pendergrast, Suzan Kohlik and Antonella De Santis, but only …

Gung Aji Galih, A Star From Serongga
Thursday, 8 Sep, 2011 – 4:24 | No Comment
Gung Aji Galih, A Star From Serongga

Though he learnt how to sing by himself, he is obviously inherited his grandfather’s and ancestors’ talent. His grandfather was a great topeng dancer while other ancestors were the experts in playing Balinese gamelan. And …

Penting : A resurrected string instrument
Monday, 8 Aug, 2011 – 17:38 | No Comment
Penting : A resurrected string instrument

Resurrection is the right word to describe a unique musical instrument called “penting”. Penting is Balinese traditional string instrument that is played by picking the string with a pick made of buffalo hide …

The Spirit of Youth in Baleganjur Parade
Tuesday, 26 Jul, 2011 – 13:31 | No Comment
The Spirit of Youth in Baleganjur Parade

Pangrebongan, the sacred events held 10 days after Kuningan Day, makes people come not only to pray but also to be entertained. After all the sacred precessions including ngurek (http://blog.baliwww.com/guides/256) ended in the afternoon, the …

Oleg Tambulilingan: Ni Gusti Ayu Raka and I Komang Urip Tribuana
Tuesday, 19 Jul, 2011 – 13:38 | No Comment
Oleg Tambulilingan: Ni Gusti Ayu Raka and I Komang Urip Tribuana

Oleg Tambulilingan: Ni Gusti Ayu Raka and I Komang Urip Tribuana

Candra Metu: Jero Puspawati
Tuesday, 19 Jul, 2011 – 13:36 | No Comment
Candra Metu: Jero Puspawati

Ni  Jero Puspawati was once the dance queen of the Balinese stage. For more than 50 years, Jero Puspawati has shown her outstanding dancing skills, incomparable in her time. Now, she is already 72 years …

Legong Kuntul: the Dance of the Herons
Monday, 4 Jul, 2011 – 10:59 | No Comment
Legong Kuntul: the Dance of the Herons
Grup Gedebong Goyang 2011
Tuesday, 28 Jun, 2011 – 12:36 | No Comment
Grup Gedebong Goyang 2011

Grup Gedebong Goyang have revived after a three-year hiatus.
Rucina Ballinger, Suzan Kohlik, Antonella de Santis and Alex Ryan
with the Satya Hati Band will be joining the Kita Art Community on:

Tat Twam Asi (Original) by Cha Cahyadi
Wednesday, 27 Apr, 2011 – 3:39 | No Comment
Tat Twam Asi (Original) by Cha Cahyadi
Published works of Colin McPhee
Wednesday, 29 Dec, 2010 – 7:18 | No Comment
Published works of Colin McPhee

McPhee’s A House in Bali, the chronicle of his life there, is still considered a valuable introduction to Balinese culture.[citation needed] His posthumously published Music in Bali was the first comprehensive analysis of Balinese music …

TABUH-TABUHAN.mp4
Tuesday, 28 Dec, 2010 – 7:47 | No Comment
TABUH-TABUHAN.mp4

Excerpt from McPhee’s “Tabuh Tabuhan”. Levi G. & Johannes N., piano.
TWILITE ORCHESTRA conducted by Addie MS
@ Sydney Opera House, concert hall.
July 21, 2009

A House in Bali
Monday, 27 Dec, 2010 – 8:54 | No Comment
A House in Bali

A House in Bali, Evan Ziporyn’s dense syncretic opera, regales you with sounds, moves, images, and contradictions. It’s a little like visiting Bali for the first time. The strangeness can be overwhelming, but you’ll never …

Colin McPhee
Saturday, 25 Dec, 2010 – 6:23 | No Comment
Colin McPhee

Colin McPhee (March 15, 1900, in Montreal – January 7, 1964, in Los Angeles) was a Canadian composer and musicologist. He is primarily known for being the first Western composer to make an ethnomusicological study …

Balinese gamelan : footage + music of I Wayan Lotring from 1972
Monday, 13 Sep, 2010 – 6:20 | Comments Off on Balinese gamelan : footage + music of I Wayan Lotring from 1972
Balinese gamelan : footage + music of I Wayan Lotring from 1972

PieterdeRooijHolland | August 29, 2010

I made this tribute to Lotring on the 30th of August, 2010. [PdR] The video contains segments of wonderful and unique footage – from a 20-minute documentary published onhttp://www.youtube.com/user/jackusful by ‘Jacques’ – …

I Made Jimat : Followed in His Mother’s Footstep
Monday, 9 Aug, 2010 – 18:26 | Comments Off on I Made Jimat : Followed in His Mother’s Footstep
I Made Jimat : Followed in His Mother’s Footstep

After the passing away of several Maestro of Balinese dancers, world community was shocked again by the report that Ni Ketut Cenik, a Maestro of Joged Pingit, passed away on July 24th. Now, Balinese and …

Balinese Classical Gamelan & Dance
Wednesday, 14 Jul, 2010 – 10:59 | No Comment
Balinese Classical Gamelan & Dance

Dear Lovers of Balinese Classical Gamelan & Dance
Since the death of I Ketut Nagi last month, there is only one musician left in Banjar Singgi, Sanur (I Wayan Mandra who is nearly 70) who remembers …

Jauk and Telek Dance
Tuesday, 1 Jun, 2010 – 8:45 | One Comment
Jauk and Telek Dance

Out of many kinds of masked dances in Bali, Jauk and Telek can be categorized as the most singular one. Jauk is the male version of this genre while Telek is the female one. Jauk …

Bungan Sandat by late AA Cakra
Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 – 9:09 | 2 Comments
Bungan Sandat by late AA Cakra

Yen gumanti bajang tan binaye pucuk nedeng kembang
disuba ye layu tan ade ngerunguang ngemasin makutang
becik malaksana de gumanti dadi kembang bintang
mantik di rurunge makejang mangempok raris ka entungang

Batukaru Temple
Thursday, 13 May, 2010 – 7:00 | No Comment
Batukaru Temple

Pura Luhur Batukaru, a unique sacred mountain sanctuary and royal temple of Tabanan dynasty, situated on the foot of mount Batukaru, 23 km north of Tabanan, built to venerate deities of mountains and lake.

flickr.com/photos/bocavermelha/
Based on …

Bibi Anu
Wednesday, 5 May, 2010 – 13:40 | One Comment
Bibi Anu

Wisdom if you look carefully can be found everywhere, for Balinese traditional song is an important source of wisdom. The song “Bibi Anu” that is usually sung by expecting mother in bygone days is a …

Legong: Dance of the Virgins
Tuesday, 27 Apr, 2010 – 5:58 | No Comment
Legong: Dance of the Virgins

the “Bennet” is actress Constance Bennet(Joan Fontaine’s sister) wife of the good Marquis. It was released on DVD recently as “Legong — Island of virgins” if I’m not wrong

Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 1
Thursday, 18 Mar, 2010 – 6:06 | 4 Comments
Omed-omedan: A Unique Ritual Part 1

So many people, young and old, men and women, natives and foreigners came in flocks to see a unique ritual in Banjar Kaja, Sesetan village, South Denpasar, a day after Nyepi. The old men from …

I Wayan Kelo – Kuta maestro passes away
Monday, 8 Mar, 2010 – 15:00 | One Comment
I Wayan Kelo – Kuta maestro passes away

Pelegongan and gender wayang maestro, I Wayan Kelo from Br Pande Mas, Kuta, died on Thursday afternoon at age 70 after suffering a stroke and battling briefly with leukaemia. Kelo was perhaps the most renowned …

Learn Balinese music & dance in Bali. Cudamani Summer Institute 2010
Wednesday, 16 Dec, 2009 – 2:41 | 2 Comments
Learn Balinese music & dance in Bali. Cudamani Summer Institute 2010

Three week program JUNE 28 – JULY 17, 2010
Application due Feb 15, 2010 or until enrollment fulfilled!
Apply Online http://www.cudamani.org

Which gamelan for which ceremony?
Wednesday, 18 Nov, 2009 – 4:00 | No Comment
Which gamelan for which ceremony?

There may in fact be more than forty different types of gamelan in Bali, each one serving a different function. Here’s a rough guide to explain what gamelan ensembles you may see at different ceremonies …

Ngelawang Barong (Door to Door Exorcism)
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2009 – 11:26 | One Comment
Ngelawang Barong (Door to Door Exorcism)

The word “ngelawang” in traditional art context is equivalent to “door to door art performance”. In the beginning of 19th door to door mask performance was an everyday spectacle. But since the beginning of 20th …

Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 4
Sunday, 4 Oct, 2009 – 5:34 | One Comment
Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 4

Listening to these recordings many Balinese musicians are struck by the impact of juxtaposition and re–combination as a defining feature of kebyar so early in its evolution—appropriating gendér wayang (music for shadow–puppet theater), gambang bamboo …

Sanghyang Jaran Dance
Tuesday, 22 Sep, 2009 – 14:52 | 3 Comments
Sanghyang Jaran Dance

Sanghyang Jaran is a kind of trance dance in which the entranced dancers imitate the the movement of soldier on horseback. It is said that in Sanghyang Jaran dance, the dancers are possessed by ancestral …

Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 3
Saturday, 12 Sep, 2009 – 5:23 | No Comment
Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 3

Ida Bagus Surya is credited as being the leader of the Bubunan gamelan, assisted by I Nengah Dangin, an expert in kakawin literature, translation and dance. Simpen goes on to describe the Bubunan dance at …

Joged Bumbung: A Dance for Joyful Ocassion
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 16:42 | No Comment
Joged Bumbung: A Dance for Joyful Ocassion

In Bali, joyful atmosphere in a ceremony is often be built by a joged Bumbung (joged bungbung). The name joged bungbung is derived from the word joged that means “dance” – joged bungbung dancer is …

Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 2
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 10:31 | No Comment
Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 2

As twelve réyong are now omnipresent and taken for granted, the most common association with gamelan sekati is through the oncangan melodic figurations played by the gangsa section. Gamelan sekati is still performed in Bungkulan, …

Cupak Eats Land: A Modern Drama from Buleleng
Tuesday, 1 Sep, 2009 – 13:53 | No Comment
Cupak Eats Land: A Modern Drama from Buleleng

Buleleng is not just rich with traditional art performances but also produces many creative modern art performaces, modern drama for instance. The example for this modern drama performace was staged on the opening night of  …