Showing posts with label Gender Bali. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gender Bali. Show all posts

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