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Bali: Music for the Shadow Play

Bali: Music for the Shadow Play cover art
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Track Listing

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1Tabuh Gari0:41
2Rundah4:17
3Batèl2:34
4Mèsem3:23
5Sekandi4:58
6Sekar Sungsang3:09
7Sekati3:05
8Rébong4:13
9Pemungkah17:17

About this Album

One of the oldest forms of dramatic art in Bali is the shadow play, or wayang, in which epic stories are told using the shadows of leather puppets projected onto a cloth screen. The plays are accompanied by quartet of gendèrs, percussion instruments made from bronze keys suspended over bamboo tube resonators. Captured here are some of the principle pieces one might hear in a typical play.

Credits

MUSICIANS
Gendèr Wayang from Teges Kanyinan, Pliatan, Bali
Played by Made Grindem, Nyoman Grinding, Wayan Nyampuh, Made Lochang

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Originally released in 1970
Recorded in Bali by Robert E. Brown
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Re-mastered by Robert C. Ludwig
Design: Doyle Partners
Cover Photograph: © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos
Additional Photographs: Robert E. Brown

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