Çudamani Summer Institute has opened my eyes to Balinese culture in ways I could not have experienced in any other program. The musicians, dancers, and staff are welcoming and kind and teach respect and compassion — cultural aspects I will carry with me back to my home and school in the United States. Learning the music and developing new friendships goes hand-in-hand in gamelan music. CSI has further enhanced my appreciation for this island’s rich art and culture. I’ll carry this experience with me always and appreciate it for the rest of my life.
A Message from Greg Youtz
Greetings Colleagues, I am forwarding on to you the following email from Judy Mitoma at UCLA who organizes the State-side recruiting of students for the Çudamani Summer Institute in Bali which I attended last summer. It was a phenomenal experience…
Raw footage shot during the 2007 Summer Institute. Music by Çudamani; cinematography and editing by Cari Ann Shim Sham*.