Showing posts with label Bali Arts Festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bali Arts Festival. Show all posts

Friday

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. 

Video by I Gusti Ngurah Astika +62813 3810 1686

Wednesday

Amazing video: Balinese kids playing Gender

Outstanding performances. Balinese kids playing Gender, Balinese classic music instruments at Pesta Kesenian Bali (PKB), Bali Arts Festival, 2014.

Gender (gəndɛr) is a metal percussion instruments (metallophone), which became part of the Balinese and Javanese gamelan. This tool has a 10 to 14 bar metal (brass) pitched hanging on beam, above resonator of bamboo or zinc, and tapped shaped roundabout bladed paddle of wood (Bali) or wood upholstered (Java). 


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Gender at Bali Arts Festival. Image: potretbali.blogspot.com
The tone was different, depending on the scale used. In Javanese gamelan is complete, there are three gender: slendro, pelog pathet nem and five, and pelog pathet goods. 

Gender is usually played when there Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet). Gender is also shown in Hindu ritual activities. They will play this gender with a song called "Kekawin" or Kidung, from the classical era or ancient Bali.

To preserve the arts Gender, Government of Bali in recent years have included the Gender in competition. The competition was participated not only by adults, also attended by children who are still in elementary school. They appeared very remarkable. The competition is conducted every year in June, usually begins each June 14 for a month with various events, even there are many participants from other regions, and participants from abroad. You need a vacation to Bali, and enjoy the Bali Arts Festival (Pesta Kesenian Bali aka PKB). 

Let's look at this unique music on this video. If you are impressed, perhaps you need a special vacation to Bali, and take a class or workshop on "Gamelan" or "Gender", so you will have the knowledge and experience about Balinese traditional music. Bali is the last paradise.




Note: Gender shape resembles bronze in Balinese gamelan and slenthem on Javanese gamelan. 



Video by: I Gusti Ngurah Astika, +62 813 3810 1686