Land for sale at Balangan Beach, Jimbaran Bali
headline »
Thu, 5/06/14 – 9:52 | No Comment

Total area of 38000 square meter of land is nestled in Tanjung Balangan; on the beach, white sand, magnificent cave, cliffs ocean view. And Airport in distance is blinking with lights. New Kuta Resort and …

Read the full story »
Arts & Culture

There is probably no place in the world with such a high density of craftsmen and artisans in Bali.

Bali News & Events

Bali’s latest news and upcoming events

Dance, Drama & Music

It’s all about Bali’s art performance

Guides

What you need to know when exploring the paradise island of Bali

Religion

Patchwork of insights into the soul of Bali

Home » Dance, Drama & Music

Penting : A resurrected string instrument  

by on Monday, 8 August 2011No Comment | 1,195 views

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 or turtle shell called “pengotek”. The player played this instrument in sitting position by placing the penting on the lap but the recent innovation enable this instrument to be played while standing. This musical instrument is played as accompaniment of many types of dances and other form of musical ensemble.

The origin of this unique musical instrument is still on debate. Some says it was originated in neighboring Klungkung Regency, the others say it has Javanese or Chinese origin. Some Karangasem scholars say that it is an original Karangasem cultural item that its origin dates back to colonial era. At that time, Ducth government held an art and cultural parade called “Ngeraja Kuning” to honor the queen and penting was performed there for the first time. Penting is also performed in Ligia ceremony of Karangasem King in 1930. Another speculation stated that penting came from Lombok along with cakepung, rebana and wayang Sasak performance.

In the 80s penting gradually disappeared and in the 90s penting seems to be a part of oblivion. In 2004, penting is resurrected by I Wayan Widana, S.Sos, I Gusti Komang Teges, S.Pd and I Made Widastra, who organised a penting troupe that most of its members are teenagers. The troupe is named “Merdu Komala” and has performed in Bali Art Festival and other event. Currently this troupe is the only Penting troupe in Bali.

Supported by:

Bali Villas & Lombok Villas Bali Hotel – A Private Piece Of Paradise

All luxurious Bali Villas in villas-bali.com have been filtered in order to provide you the best Bali Private Villa in experiencing holiday, bali wedding, honeymoon which guarantee Privacy and Outstanding Personalized Service.

Hotel di Bali Solusi terpercaya untuk semua kebutuhan perjalanan anda di Bali dan seluruh Indonesia

Your Ad Here



  • citect v7.5
  • cgg geovation v2015
  • Cimsystem Sum3d Dental v2015.12
  • Cimatron E v13.0300 Win64
  • Leave your response!

    Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

    Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

    You can use these tags:
    <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

    This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.