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Balinese Gamelan Music and Dance - Friday, May 6th, 2011

Balinese Gamelan Music and Dance

UM Gamelan Saraswati Gamelan Mitra Kusuma Nyoman Suadin, director

Friday, May 6, 2011 8:00 pm - Ina and Jack Kay Theatre

The UM Gamelan Saraswati and the Gamelan Mitra Kusuma present an evening of Balinese Gamelan Music and Dance. 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