Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Echoes of Baliís Past
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Echoes of Baliís Past

Mekar Bhuana Performs Ancient Balinese Music at Bali Arts Festival on Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Mekar Bhuana, Bali Arts Festival, Bali Arts Center, Vaughn Hatch, Pagan Kelod Semara, I Made Sumara, Wayan Suweca, semara pagulingan, Putu Evie Suyadnyani,  semara patangian, pelegongan, semara pandirian, bebarongan, selonding, gender wayang, Kaliungu Kelod
Click Image to Enlarge

(7/8/2013)

As part of the Bali Arts Festivals’ month-long program of cultural and arts performances, Mekar Bhuana Center will present a unique performance of previously extinct Balinese music at the Ayodya Stage, Taman Budaya (Bali Arts Center)  in downtown Denpasar on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm.

Mekar Bhuana Center was established in 2000 as a division of the Selonding Bali Foundation by New Zealand ethnomusicologist Vaughan Hatch, and dance instructor Putu Evie Suyadnyani. Based in Kertalangu, Denpasar, Mekar Bhuana specializes in Balinese court, archaic gamelan and dance art forms - specifically semara pagulingan, semara patangian (pelegongan), semara pandirian (bebarongan), selonding and gender wayang.

The Center’s primary aim is to create a repository of rare and nearly extinct Balinese music and dance. Currently, there is no such artistic archive exists in Indonesia.

In preparation for their July 9th performance, Mekar Bhuana’s team of 33 musicians has reconstructed five pieces of once extinct seven-tone semara pagulingan court music from four different villages in Denpasar. Four of these pieces have been studied from vintage recordings or research documentation, and one has been transferred from the aural memory of an 84-year-old man from Kaliungu Kelod. Believed to the last living musician familiar with this piece of music, this is the first time that a reconstruction of this kind has been successfully carried out.

Never before has the transfer of music been attempted in this manner. The Mekar Bhuana’s team - under the guidance of founder Vaughan Hatch, Pagulingan style expert Pagan Kelod Semara, I Made Sumara, and musical coach and senior lecturer Wayan Suweca - has arranged this piece of music transcribing it to be played by a large bronze court orchestra.

Entrance to the 2:00 pm performance at the Bali Arts Center is free of charge, but it is recommended to arrive by 1:00 pm in order to secure a seat.

[Mekar Bhuana Website]  


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Food, A Mother Taught it to Be Cooked
Four Seasons Sayan Launches French Bistro Concept on the Banks of the Ayung River in Ubud, Bali
(5/29/2015)
Food, Glorious Food in the Hills of Bali
Ubud Food Festival Premieres June 5-7m 2015
(5/29/2015)
Australian Boat People Land in Bali
Craig Carterís Sailing Yacht ĎIndianí Wins Line Honors in Fremantle to Bali Race
(5/29/2015)
An Uneasy Truce
Conflict Breaks Out Between Groups Claiming to Run Security at Sky Garden in Kuta, Bali
(5/24/2015)
To the Batcave
20 Kiosks at Goa Lawah Bat Caves Consumed by Fire
(5/24/2015)
Failing to Linger
Average Length-of-Stay in Starred Hotel in March 2015 was 3.25 days.
(5/24/2015)
Beach Assaults
Beach Wrestling on Baliís Kuta Beach September 18-19, 2015
(5/24/2015)
Ending Tobacco Promotion in Denpasar, Bali
Mayor Prepares to Ban all Public Advertising for Tobacco Products in Denpasar, Bali
(5/24/2015)
A Mynah Violation of the Law
Police Confiscate 6 Protected Bali Starlings from an Ubud Bird Collection.
(5/24/2015)
Making Benoa Ship Shape
Detailed Mapping of Port of Benoa, Bali and it Approaches Completed by Hydro-Oceanographic Office
(5/24/2015)
Spouting Off on Sanur Beach
A Pod of Pilot Whales Take Up Temporary Residence Off Sanur Beach in Bali
(5/24/2015)
The Slow Hand of the Law
Badung, Bali Officials Prepare to Place The Crystal Bali on the Bay Resort Project Under Seal
(5/24/2015)
All [News]!