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Bali

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 19 July 2003

Lucy Duran concludes her two-week exploration of the Indonesian gamelan.

This week she travels to Bali, arriving on the feast day of the Goddess Saraswati. The music on this beautiful island is dominated by Hindu ritual, from the extraordinary monkey chanting of the Kecak dance, to the hilarious drama of the shadow puppet theatre.

She also discovers the latest gamelan craze for which you have to be young, beautiful and male to take part!

Music and featured items

18 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Music Played

    • Image for Unknown Hindu priest

      Unknown Hindu priest Rejang Dedari

  • The Goddess Saraswati.

    Lucy Duran travels to Bali, arriving on the feast day of the Goddess Saraswati.

  • Music Played

    • Image for I. Bagus Gede Diksa/A. A. Gede Sayang

      I. Bagus Gede Diksa/A. A. Gede Sayang Kawitan Warga Sari

    • Image for I. Wayan Loceng and his group

      I. Wayan Loceng and his group Sekar Sungsang

  • The master of Gender Wayang.

    Lucy visits the master of Gender Wayang, the music of the shadow puppet theatre.

  • Music Played

    • Image for I. Wayan Loceng and his group

      I. Wayan Loceng and his group Pangkat Kejojar

    • Image for I. Wayan Loceng and his group

      I. Wayan Loceng and his group Penutup tabuh gari

  • Shadow puppet theatre.

    Lucy visits a shadow puppet theatre performance in the temple.

  • Gamelan group Sudamani.

    Lucy with Gamelan group Sudamani, who are dedicated to the education of new musicians.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Sudamani

      Sudamani Jaya Semara

  • Lucy on Bali’s beach.

    Lucy on Bali’s beach, enjoying the cooked fish and local pop music.

  • Modern Balinese music.

    Lucy hears about modern Balinese music, Gdandud, and its social texts.

  • Tradition of monkey chanting.

    Lucy in the village of Tigis, famous for the Kecak tradition of monkey chanting.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Sudamani

      Sudamani : Nyoman Gunawan

  • Arriving at Tenganan.

    Lucy arriving at Tenganan, a village of the Bali Haga people with their pre-Hindu habits.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Rhoma Irama

      Rhoma Irama : Judi

  • The impact of tourism.

    Lucy talks to musician I Nyoman Gunawan about the impact of tourism.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Untitled Kecak group in Bali

      Untitled Kecak group in Bali : Kecak Chanting

  • At the bali aga village

    At the bali aga village

    Young men prove their manhood by loofa-ing each other with thorny padang leaves

  • This instrument used in the cremation segment, consists of bronze and bamboo keys

    This instrument used in the cremation segment, consists of bronze and bamboo keys

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