Gamelan – the Life-Breath of the Balinese

Written by von from on April 27th, 2012 | 12 Comments

“Gamelan music and instruments are a fundamental part of the life of a Balinese which is focused around the relationship between people and god, people and nature and between all people. These three concepts of harmonious living are known as Tri Hita Karana” (Dr. I Made Bandem) This analysis by a Balinese musicologist is based […]

Bali’s Believe It or Not

Written by von from on April 27th, 2012 | 1 Comment

In Bali, everything is alive. Everything has a soul, so they say. Shrines, statues, even trees and boulders are ornamented with sacred black and white sarongs, as if they are human. Some ‘in the know’ people have suggested to me that if you start making offerings to an object, you can arouse its spirit. From […]

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