Showing posts with label Balinese culture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Balinese culture. Show all posts

Thursday

Fantastic Jauk Dance & Traditional Drum Festival in Bali


Let's dance in Bali. Tari Jauk is a sacred dance in paradise. 



                                                   Tari Jauk. (Youtube.com)

Bali as a world tourist destination does offer many attractions such as art, culture, food, fashion, yoga, music, and the things you dream about. You can make Bali as a place to calm yourself, enjoy the beauty of nature. You can also choose the Island of the Gods as a place to enjoy the beauty of art and culture.

Bali not only has Kecak Dance, Barong Dance and other nuance entertainment dance that is usually packed specifically for the tourists to enjoy. Just like Japan and other countries that have dances that are only shown on special occasions, such as sacred dance for ritual or ceremony. 

There are some sacred dances or dances that are not shown to tourists, such as Sidakarya Topeng Dance, Rejang Dance, and so on. In this article I dedicate a Balinese dance, which you rarely see. New Inspiration has uploaded "Jauk Dance", which is usually performed in Hindu Pura or Hindu temples in Bali, and in other areas of Indonesia or the Balinese Hindu community abroad.
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Pura Ulun Danu, beautiful Hindu Temple in Bali (news.sky.com)

Bali has a way to preserve their ancestral culture. Both the government and the community (Banjar) on this beautiful island hold festivals or contests regularly to preserve their art and culture. Bali has annual events like the Bali Arts Festival (Peta Kesenian Bali). Therefore visit to Bali in June to see this festival. 

Before you visit Bali, whether as a tourist, honeymoon couple, even if you want to seriously study the culture of Bali, then I dedicate the above video for you to make reference.

In the future, you can find literature, videos and other resources, so you can get to know Bali before you go to an island paradise, located between Asia and Australia

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 

Tuesday

Beautiful Balinese gamelan. A Balinese traditional music

Bali has many traditional art and unique cultures. You can enjoy a great holiday or adventure in Bali. One of the musical art that can be found in Bali is "Gender" or Gamelan that you can watch the puppet show or in a traditional Hindu ceremony on the island of the Gods.
Gamelan "Gender" Bali. Image: gamelan.asia
 In the video below, you will hear and see the beauty of Balinese gamelan instruments, namely Gender, which is usually played by two players or four. They usually accompany a traditional Balinese puppeteer or Dalang (Wayang) or a singer. On this occasion, we present them in a format instrumental performances.



Gender or gamelan performances that you see in this video recorded at a ceremony in a Hindu temple, Pura Amarta Jati, South Jakarta, Indonesia; where the Balinese people living in Jakarta and surrounding areas. As a society that loves art and culture, they will bring as well as art, tradition and culture them anywhere, even you will discover the beauty of art and the traditions of Bali in Europe, for example in Belgium or Germany, and important places other world. 

Video by: Komang Setiabudi