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GAMBANG MUSIC

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Bali Traditional Music Instruments

Gambang musicKabupaten Jembrana is the westernmost of Bali, a region with multi religious society, known as one of Catholic center, big percentage of Islam, under the Hindu majority. The region is the gate of Bali for traffic from west Indonesia to East Indonesia. Most of their region is flat land with the start of Bali mountain chain and the well known west Bali national park with Bali starling.

Besides bull race Jembrana region also well known for their traditional bamboo music called gambang. This type of music instruments look the same as rindik or tingklik played for Joged bumbung. The size of its notes is big and also its notes are very low frequency, so the sound is not interesting to hear as melody composition, except for triggering a spirit. Normally this music instruments are played during the bull race, and certain religious occasion only, not for every religious rituals. To play this music is also easy, do not like rindik, angklung and gong, where one has to learn for months to master a music composition.

This music is always shown during Bali Art Festival at Art Center Denpasar every year during June through July. A set of show normally 5 to 10 instruments to create certain melody with rythmic sprits. Since the melody is not intended to create big variation of melody, its composition sound the same from the beginning to the end.

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Angklung Music
Barong Dance
Barong Landung
Chinese Baris
Devdan Nusa Dua Theatre
Erau Tribal Festival
Gambang Music
Gender Music
Gong Music
Janger Dance
Joged Dance
Kecak and Fire Dance
Pasola Reba and Nagi
Pendet Dance
Rindik Music
Topeng Dance
Wayang Puppet Show

POPULAR TOURS

Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.

  1. Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting bul see description
  2. Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century bul see description
  3. Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. bul see description