Music and Dance of Bali
Here are a few scans of newspaper articles from Bali that have featured GSJ! (Hopefully they're high-resolution enough to be legible . . .)
From the July 5th front page of Nusa Bali -- we hadn't even performed yet in Bali at this point. This article talks about the "virus" of interest in jegog music spreading to the U.S. (The photo, by the way, was from our busking session at the Berkeley farmers' market, provided to the newspaper by Gede Oka).
We've had some rousing late night genjek with the Suar Agung guys including (but not limited to) an impromptu national anthem 'mebarung' on the fourth of July. Hopefully we can get some video of the singing uploaded soon as words simply won't do the scene justice. For now, a picture...
These Are Your Hands on Jegog...
Om Swastiastu to all of you dear ones in America. The jegog tour to Bali is officially underway – and our schedule is galloping along with a vengeance!
For those of you lucky enough to be in Bali this summer...here's a link to the schedule for the PKB
Arts Groups from 7 countries have confirmed that they will participate in the 32 Bali Arts Festival (PKB) to take place June 12 – July 12, 2010. During the one-month festival 180 separate dance, music and liverly arts performances will be staged involving an estimated 15,000 artists from every regency of Bali and foreign nations.
The GSJ Tour Crew:
phil, susie, scott, matt, barb, dan, kathy, sam, heather, suzanne, john, kwan, lexi, paddy, christina, laurel, noni
The Guest Artists:
Ni Ketut Arini (choreographer)
I Gede Oka Artha Negara (dancer/musician)
Kadek Ikken Ayu Sadewi (dancer)
Putu Widi Anggarawati (dancer)
Ida Ayu Rani (dancer)
Komang Artisti Sekar Linuwih (dancer)
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