Gamelan Gita Asmara is a Balinese Gamelan ensemble based in Vancouver expert football prediction, Canada. We perform around Vancouver throughout the year and hold community workshops for those interested in learning about and learning how to play Balinese music.
Want to play gamelan or learn Balinese dance? Contact us!
Balinese Music and Dance Workshop Series
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About the Guest Artistic Directors
I Wayan Sudirana was born in Ubud, Bali in 1980. He is a graduate of STSI, the Balinese Arts Academy, and a member of the Cudamani arts collective, perhaps the most active and innovative group on the scene in Bali today. He is one of Bali's most gifted young musicians, has composed and taught actively all over the island, and toured abroad several times. In 2004-05 he was UBC's Andrew Fellow of the Dean of Arts.
Ni Putu Widiantini was born in Nusa Penida, Bali, and graduated from ISI Balinese Arts Institute. She is widely known for her dynamic portrayals of Balinese female dances.
About the Director
Since the 1980s Michael Tenzer has been one of the most important figures in the international gamelan movement and was the first non-Balinese ever to compose music performed by Balinese gamelan in Bali. He has regularly produced influential compositions there since 1982, closely integrating the techniques of European modern music and Indian music into Balinese musical structures. These works have been cited by footbal tips Balinese critics as "an important and unique contribution to our cultural heritage ." With Wayan Suweca and Rachel Cooper he co-founded Gamelan Sekar Jaya in Berkeley (1979). As composer and lead drummer, he led them on their unprecedented first tour to Bali in 1985, which was the subject of the widely-seen television film "Kembali: To Return". The group still thrives today, and in 2000 was awarded the Dharma Kusuma Award for Cultural Service by the Balinese government, the highest such honor given. Currently Tenzer directs Gamelan Gita Asmara in Vancouver. web site
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