Gamelan Cudamani is dedicated to teaching gamelan and dance to children in the Pengosekan and Ubud area. Organized as a Sanggar (or club) Cudamani has dance instructions in male and female style and separate gamelan classes for boys and girls. The groups are in great demand for local temple ceremonies, family ceremonies, and arts festivals. Cudamani girls gamelan have been invited to performed twice in three years at the all important Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar.
Cudamani founders have a concern for the artistic, recreational and social life of village youth. There are very few organized activities for the children of Pengosekan and the forces of modernization and electronic media easily find children lost in fantasy worlds that are disconnected with the social fabric of Balinese life.
All instruction and support for performances, including costumes transportation, and meals are provided free by Cudamani. In any given year they teach about 75 youth ranging in age from 5-20 and have a faculty of ten. Funds to pay expenses and teachers are raised from the Cudamani Summer Institute, international tours by the senior group, and fund raising from individuals.
Please help us in support of this exceptional effort by making a tax deductible donation to the Foundation for World Arts. 100% of your donation goes to support this teaching program. Thank you for your consideration.