Various Artists

Bali: Music from the North-West

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Any orchestra that claims its two most virtuoso musicians are the "principal drummer" (Made Trip) and the "first cymbalist" is going to spark my curiosity. The notes explain that fresh inspiration for Balinese Gamelan music has come mainly from the Buleleng district, where these musicians of the Kebyar style are from. Musicians and audiences alike treasure the kebyar style for its creation of new forms as well as the highly technical performance of traditional compositions.

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