Gamelan music and dance are a unique and colourful part of everyday Balinese life. There are more than 45 different types of balinese gamelan orchestras and hundreds of dances. However, few people are aware that some of these art-forms are rare and even endangered. Due to modernisation, globalisation, misguided tourism and a generally faster-paced way of life, the older traditions have lost popularity—in some cases, disappeared completely.
Mekar Bhuana is active in the revival, preservation and conservation of these rich and wonderful, yet undervalued art-forms.
Based on more than a decade of research, we work closely with senior guru from the villages, as well as professional musicians and dancers, to reconstruct, revitalise and re-popularise a near-extinct tradition. More information, visit the website of Mekar Bhuana.