Arts and Culture
Music and Dance

In Bali, there is no public or family temples ceremonies considered complete without any entertaining performances held accompanying the ceremonies, performed for the gods and goddesses as well as for the community.  The ceremonial nights at the temples are nights full of entertainment of drama and dance performances which are held every night until late, even until dwn. This performances are accompanied by local gamelan troop, using a set of musical instruments made off bronze, metal, including gongs, ceng-cengs, and kendang (single drums). Those musical instruments are owned by and usually well and securely kept at the local banjar (community hall) as they are very expensive. To date, we have not had any of the music played written and recorded properly. The people learn to play as they were taught by their parents  No music sheets or records available so far.