Children Perform Barong in Ubud

Çudamani encourages children to develop their love of the arts from a very early age. Dewa Gde Sanjaya (6 years old) and Dewa Gde Wijaya (4 years old) perform as an ‘offering’ for the cremation ceremony of the King of Ubud. Sanjaya and Wijaya have been tutored by Dewa Putu …

Girls Gamelan Group

Çudamani’s youth program includes children of all ages. We are proud to say that our girls group is outstanding. Here is a short clip from 2007. While some of these girls are now in university, a new class of youngsters has formed.

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Wausau Was Awesome

The fourth week of Çudamani’s World Fest tour brought us to Wausau, Wisconsin. As we drove through the gorgeous country of Minnesota, it struck us that Wausau would be the final stop of this tour, and our visit to the Midwest would soon be over. Upon our arrival, Barbara Klofstad, …

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The Land of 10,000 Lakes

The third week of Çudamani’s Arts Midwest World Fest tour brought us to the city of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Coming from a country of 17,000 islands, it is no surprise that Çudamani felt right at home in “The Land of 10,000 Lakes.” While the nearby lake provided us with daily …

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A Festive Time in Devils Lake

The second week of Çudamani’s Arts Midwest World Fest tour brought us to Devils Lake, North Dakota. On route to Devils Lake, we stopped off in the small town of Leeds, ND to perform a workshop for an eager group of K-12 students. As I walked through the door, I …

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World Fest Begins in Hill City

Çudamani spent their first few days in Hill City, SD, resting from the long travel and rehearsing. They also met many friendly residents, explored the beauty of the Black Hills area, and went fishing in the winding Castle Creek. The group began its tour with workshops in the Hill City schools, …

Bamboo to Bronze

Bamboo to Bronze Director: I Dewa Putu Berata Assistant Director: Emiko Saraswati Susilo Artistic Advisors: I Made Arnawa; I Nyoman Cerita Composers: I Made Arnawa; I Dewa Putu Berata; I Dewa Putu Rai Choreographers: I Nyoman Cerita; I Made Kranca Performers Komang Harianto Ardiantha; Gusti Kompiang Armawan; Made Arnawa; Dewa …

Odalan Bali

Odalan Bali Created and performed by: Gamelan Çudamani Artistic Director: I Dewa Putu Berata Assistant Artistic Director: Emiko Saraswati Susilo Gamelan Musicians Dewa Ketut Alit Adnyana, Dewa Nyoman Apramada, Gusti Kompiang Armawan, Dewa Gde Guna Arta, Dewa Putu Berata, Gusti Nyoman Darta, Wayan Darmawan, Ida Bagus Putu Haridana, Komang Harianto, …

The Seven-Tone Gamelan

The Seven-Tone Gamelan Orchestrafrom the Village of Pengosekan, Bali Created and performed by: Gamelan Çudamani Artistic Director: I Dewa Putu Berata About the Recording This album presents music by Gamelan Çudamani, one of Bali’s most vibrant new sanggar, or private arts organizations. It was formed by a family of young musicians …