Various – Ritual Music From Bali I
Various – Ritual Music From Bali I
Various – Ritual Music From Bali I

Various – Ritual Music From Bali I

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Label: Bärenreiter-Musicaphon – BM 30 SL 2570
Series: An Anthology of South-East Asian Music
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Germany
Released: 1985
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Gamelan

First part of the near-sacred ritual music from Bali series.  (NM/VG+)

Volume I in the series includes recordings of ritual musics associated with the Usaba Sumbu festivities that take place in Tatulingga (a pseudonym for Desa Asak once used to protect the identities of their informants). These elaborate rituals are associated with the first month in the annual ritual cycle and can last upwards of sixty five days. With the exception of track 3 (Mamuja) and track 12 (Masaudan), all of the recordings focus on music of the seven-tone gambang and selunding ensembles. The enchanted vocals on Masaudan sung by the girls’ association (daha), which are part of a longer sequence interrupted by solo rejang dances accompanied by gambang music, are extraordinary. The selunding rendition of Panjimarga on track 13 is also exceptional.


Gěguron Gumi Rusak 7:09
A1 Gěguron Gumi Rusak, Gambang Orchestra
A2 Gěguron Gumi Rusak, Gambang Orchestra

A3 Mamuja, Singing 2:40
A4 Orag Kamal, Gambang Orchestra 5:08
A5 Pělěgayung, Gambang Orchestra (Fade Out) 5:16
A6 Sidakarya, Gambang Orchestra 4:10
Gěguron Pamandana 
B1 Gěguron Pamandana (Gěnding), Sělunding Orchestra (Fade Out) 5:10
B2 Gěguron Pamandana (Taksu And Kalé), Sělunding Orchestra 4:37

B3 Gěnding Cilimuani, Sělunding Orchestra 0:53
B4 Kalé Cilimuani, Sělunding Orchestra 2:01
B5 Sanglana, Singing 5:56
B6 Masaudan And Rèjang, Singing And Gambang Orchestra 3:50
B7 Panjimarga, Sělunding Orchestra 4:09