Holiday in Bali and enjoy Ngelawang of Barong Bangkung Dance

Come on holiday to Bali and enjoy the beauty of Barong Bangkung being "Ngelawang" or street dance performances paradise. 

When you vacation in Bali you can not only enjoy the natural beauty, culinary, hunting souvenirs typical of Bali, you can even buy the product well-known fashion designers, and of course the art of Balinese culture. You can watch Kecak dance, art architecture which you can meet at the home and especially when you visit the of Pura or Balinese Hindu Temple. 

Bali has many ceremonial activities according to the culture and customs of Bali, which is based on the Hindu religion. There are many local holidays in Bali other than the official national holiday. If you were in Bali when the celebration of Galungan and Kuningan, then you can watch the Tari Barong Bangkung. Unlike the Barong Dance that you can see every day in Batubulan or some other place, it turns out Barong Bangkung performed only on certain holidays, especially on the second day of Galungan and Kuningan. Their activities are called "Ngelawang" or doing street performances to entertain the public on a traditional holiday in Bali.
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Tari Barong Bangkung. Image:

Barong Dance Bangkung not require special stage. The dancers and musical accompaniment will be round about in the village. 

They will dance on the field or the village square. However, they usually
Ngelawang or circumference around the village, and even to neighboring villages or on the hall or in your backyard or on the roadside. The community enthusiastically watched them, and there are a lot of people will give them a dime and rich people will give them a pretty good tip. 

TIf your vacation to Bali on a feast of traditional Balinese, especially in Galungan and Kuningan, then you can enjoy the street performances of Barong Bangkung, and you will enjoy "Ngelawang", a very unique tradition in Bali.

Mukidi was on vacation in Bali

Bali is a world class tourist destination since the 10 decades ago. There are many reasons why so many people vacation in this tropical island. They visited Bali to enjoy the beauty of nature, art and culture or honeymoon. Since the past 10 years, Bali is also famous for convention tourism, fashion, and other unique activities. Island of the Gods is also known for its friendly residents, creative, hardworking and open to foreigners. The majority of people in Bali are Hindus, but they are very tolerant and live peacefully with adherents of other religions. 
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In addition to the reasons mentioned above, the rating is also the visitors who want to escape from the bustle of the big city or a business and jobs that make them stressed. Bali is apt to learn yoga or learn to cook, you can even learn to dance, sculpture and other art activities. Even you can calm yourself, such spiritual counseling as practiced by Elizabeth Gilbert, please buy the DVD or Blu-Ray entitled "Eat Pray Love", a film starring Julia Roberts. 
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Suppose you have only the excuse of being tired or stressed, then Bali is a very great place to release your stress. This is also done by Mukidi, a character who is very famous in Indonesia. Mukidi has become the subject of conversation users of social media like WhatsApp, Twitter or Facebook, even have made several videos uploaded to YouTube. One of them is Mukidi holiday to Bali. According to his close friend, Mukidi holiday to Bali because of the stress caused by a variety of jokes, memes and videos of Mukidi in social media. Let's watch this incredible video, which perhaps will inspire you to choose a vacation to Bali in the near future. 

Are you ready for a real holiday and adventure? Let's go to Bali and enjoy the best moment in paradise. 

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Topeng Monyet a real street monkey dance in Jakarta

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Tari Topeng Monyet or Monkey Masked Dance is a very popular street dance in Jakarta, Indonesia, although it's very rare these days to be able to be found. This happens because there is a ban on the Jakarta Government to exploit the monkeys to be "singers". The aim is to protect monkeys from commercial action detrimental to the welfare and happiness of monkeys. Let's watch this documentary video. 

This ban occurred since Jokowi become governor of Jakarta, Jokowi and now is president of Indonesia. Ahok has replaced Jokowi as governor, but the monkey mask dance was forbidden to be shown in the streets of Jakarta. Perhaps you can still see this dance in other areas such as Bekasi or Tangerang, which is not far from Jakarta. 

Jazz music played beautifully by a young talented girl from Jakarta

What is your favorite music? There are many genres of music in the world such as pop, rock, classical, folk music, traditional music or ethnic music, and much more can be found in all the world. If you go to Bali, then you can hear "Gamelan", or the music of India, Africa, China or Europe, and so on. On this occasion, you can watch a talent of a little girl in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Ayesha will play two kompoisi jazz for you. Please you watch with friends and family. You also can help Ayesha to spread this video around the world, so he will have a chance to get a scholarship in the field of music. You can certainly help this talented girl. If you have any information on the scholarships, please email to

Thank you for your attention. Help you to split video or this blog would be helpful Ayesha to realize her dream.

Rindik, a Balinese folk music - Fantastic traditional entertainment in Bali

Rindik, a Balinese folk music - Fantastic traditional entertainment in Bali. 

Bali is always great for holiday, adventure, honeymoon or enjoy Balinese arts and culture. I would like to share a special video about how Balinese people enjoy life with a very unique entertainment. Let's enjoy Rindik. 

Rindik is one of Bali's traditional musical instrument made of bamboo and has the slendro tone. Rindik usually played by 2-4 people, 2 people as drummers Rindik, and the other as a flute player. Sometimes there is also Rindik played by 5 people, with one player plays Gong Pulu.

Rindik is the Balinese way to entertain themselves after a tired working in the rice field or other work. Spectators of this entertainment is usually the young people and anyone who is young at heart. Rindik now often performed in government office, seminar, hotels, cafes or wedding reception to entertain the guests.
Mr. Nyoman Sudhana & Wijaya at Rindik training center in Sukahet, Bali. Image: Komang Setiabudi
Rindik are often performed on the inauguration of the building, product launches, and so on. If you are a businessman, then you can display Rindik to entertain your guests after a product launch or seminar, workshops, family gathering, team building and so forth.

You may be drawn to the stage to pull together with professional dancers. It is very pleasant when your holiday in Bali dance and watch the beautiful folk music, which is very pleasant and entertaining. You will enjoy the show. Let's dance. 

The government of Bali has a great attention to every branch of the arts in Bali, as well as on Rindik. Now, regularly held competitions to preserve Rindik. The participants were young people from various villages. If your vacation to Bali in June, then you can watch the Bali Arts Festival (PKB or Pesta Kesenian Bali), and can watch this folk music competition. You would be very entertained, and could record their performances with a digital camera or smartphone.

Let's watch this unique video. Please share to entertain your friends and family. 

Enjoy your hoiliday in Bali with folk music of paradise. 

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