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An Evening of Balinese Music, Dance & Shadow Puppetry - Monday, May 3, 2010

UM Gamelan Saraswati Gamelan Mitra Kusuma I Nyoman Suadin, director

Monday, May 3, 2010 8:00 pm - Dekelboum Concert Hall

The UM Gamelan Saraswati and the Gamelan Mitra Kusuma present a program entitled An Evening of Balinese Music, Dance & Shadow Puppetry. The gamelan ensembles will perform Balinese and Javanese percussion music accompanied by traditional Balinese dance. These performances are an integral part of the Balinese Hindu ceremonies honoring deities such as Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge and the arts, after which the UM gamelan ensemble is named. Learn more about this traditional Indonesian music through these library resources:

   Recordings - music in the Balinese and Javanese styles

  Books - the history and performance of gamelan

  Films - traditional gamelan performances of music and dance

  Scores - music of the gamelan tradition or inspired by it