Art and Culture

Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar
Kebyar came into being around the turn of the century and innovations were brewing between 1910 and 1915 in North Bali’s Buléléng region, the Dutch colonial administration center. Elders in Bungkulan have said that the musical dynamics of Dutch military marching bands influenced the nascient keby..
Wayang Wong Dance
Bali has many traditional dances, one of which is the Wayang Wong. Wayang Wong is a dramatic dance drama and is taken form the Indian epic, the Ramayana.

The word ‘wayang’ means shadow puppet, and the Ramayana used to be performed as a shadow puppet theatre. The word ‘wong’ m..
I Gde Darna
Among Buleleng artist, I Gde Darna is a multi-talented person who gave a great impact to Balinese pop song, and his works enliven the modern Balinese art. Born in October 27, 1931, Darna liked to compose a song and play violin. In 1950 when he was 19 years old, he composed 'Bendera Merah Putih' which is very..
Gde Manik
Gede (or Gde) Manik (1912-1984) helped give shape to the gamelan gong kebyar style in Bali. Known for his energetic drumming style and extensive improvisations, he embellished and modified the classic kebyar work, Kebyar Legong, composed by his teacher Pan Wandres around 1920, to create Taruna (or Teruna) Jaya.
Jro Dalang Diah
In 1927, a wayang collector visited Jro Dalang Diah, and brought him a glass painting from Japan depicting a woman wearing a kimono. The collector was eager to obtain a glass painting of a wayang, and asked Diah to make him one. Jro Dalang Diah's curiosity was piqued, and he began to seriously look into glass pa..


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Meduwe Karang Temple
This temple located in Kubutambahan village, around 108 km from Denpasar. The Pura Meduwe Karang is a Hindu temple de..
Kain Songket
Songket adalah jenis kain tenunan tradisional Melayu di Indonesia, Malaysia, dan Brunei. Songket digolongkan dalam ke..

Paul Keane   2012-01-26 14:27:50
I'm definitely looking forward to come back another time to watch the dolphins. And also to snorkel. Yup, we did not man..
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