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Bali: Music for the Shadow Play Digital MP3 Album

Explorer Series: Indonesia
Bali: Music for the Shadow Play Digital MP3 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 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.

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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 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.