The songs and performers on this release are mostly - but not always - based on region (in Bali), style of piece, name of gamelan and finally what the piece is called. For example, song 4 appears on the insert as: 4. Genggong Batur Sari, Batuan - Lagu Kodok (Frog Song) From this can be worked out the style is Genggong (Jew's Harp), recorded in Batuan village and the title is Lagu Kodok. However, song 5 is given as: 5. Gamelan Salunding, Tenganan - Gending Sekar Gadung From this it can be assumed the collective gamelan is called Gamelan Salunding, which is from Tanganan
This cd Music of Bali/Gamelan & Kecak is a pretty good cd for sure. There are different collection of musical styles from the very popular kebyar style which sprung up a few years after the puputan "mass suicide" by the royal families of Bali who opposed the Dutch for taking over the whole island, right through to the slow and mellow style of the Bali Aga's metallophones in track 5 which was pretty light and subtle. Kecak or Monkey chant also features in this album as well re-enacting stories from the Ramayana between the Monkey god Hanuman who has help Prince Rama rescue is wife Sita from the evil Ravana (Rawana). The Frog Song was a pretty enjoyable track because it mimic the frogs and shows how clever the Balinese are when it comes to nature.
Bali: Gamelan & Kecak. Bali: Gamelan & Kecak. Recorded in 1987, this album captures the rich Balinese gamelan tradition at a crossroads. While the traditional music and accompanying shadow puppet shows still thrived, younger musicians had become aware of a broad spectrum of musical possibilities. The tracks heard here, a mix of traditional and more recent pieces, show how gamelan absorbed newer influences while maintaining its unmistakable character. While the island’s conservatory is producing well-rounded artists, it is also part of a contemporary dilemma. For as young musicians are exposed to a broad professional training, they become aware of fresh possibilities.
Gamelan Salunding, Tenganan (Gending Sakar Gadung). 6. Sadha Budaya Gamelan Gong Suling (Tabuh Teluh). Sekaha Ganda Sari, Bona (Kecak). 9. Gamelan Gong Kebyar Tinggi Seni Indonesia, Den Pasar (Baris).
Free download and listen BALI: GAMELAN & KECAK. Various Artists, Explorer Series. Tracks count: 5. Views: 21. Various Artists, Explorer Series - Genggong Duet (Sekar Sungsang) 02:33. Various Artists, Explorer Series - Gender Wayang, Sukawati (Sulendro) 07:39. Various Artists, Explorer Series - Gamelan Salunding, Tenganan (Gending Sakar Gadung) 07:52.
Kecak, known in Indonesian as tari kecak, is a form of Balinese hindu dance and music drama that was developed in the 1930s in Bali, Indonesia. Since its creation it has been performed primarily by men, with the very first women's kecak group starting in 2006. The dance is based on the story of the Ramayana and is traditionally performed in temples and villages across Bali.