Fri 3 Nov BEMAC - Bali Spectacular

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BEMAC ‘Cultivart’ Series 2006 presents
‘Bali Spectacular’
‘Amazing music and dances from Bali and Indonesia’

The last Cultivart of the year presents Queensland’ s most acclaimed Balinese Gamelan Ensembles, ‘The Gamelan Giri Jaya’ from Toowoomba and ‘The Balinese Community of Queensland Incorporated’ (BCQLD Inc). The Gamelan Giri Jaya performs traditional and contemporary Balinese and West Java music played on a Semar Pegulingan ensemble - brass and bamboo, gongs and metallophones, with masked and unmasked dancers. The Balinese Community of Queensland focuses on practising and performing traditional Balinese music and drama along with a variety of traditional uniforms and costumes. Come along and be transported to fragrant temples with mesmerising rhythms, melodious gongs and beautiful, intricate costumes.

Venue: BEMAC Indoor Space, Yungaba 120 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: $16 full Price / $14 concessions / $12 BEMAC members
Bookings: Phone BEMAC on 33914433
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Further Info:
An ensemble of nineteen performers, each equipped with his/her own instrument, further accompanied by eccentrically-clad dancers with dazzlingly-detailed headdresses are just some of the things to expect in this year’s Spectacular Bali to be held this 2nd of November at BEMAC venue at Kangaroo Point’s Yungaba.

Gamelan Giri Jaya

Having performed regularly and widely throughout Eastern Australia, the Gamelan Giri Jaya is recognized as Australia’s longest established Balinese Gamelan (ensemble), with the original Toowoomba group formed 24 years ago.

Gamelan Giri Jaya plays traditional and contemporary Balinese and West Java music, entertaining audiences with enchanting masked dancers and music played on a Semar Pegulingan ensemble including brass, bamboo, gongs and metallophones.

The audience will be given a chance to share and experience the Balinese Hindu Dharma faith, which is often celebrated with gamelan and dancing as they believe the acts to be pleasing to the gods.

Gamelan Puspa Wresti

Formed as a way of enhancing multiculturalism, decade-old The Balinese Community of Queensland Inc has now established the Gamelan Puspa Wresti group which has become the central medium for bonding, motivating and inspiring support for traditional Indonesian music, drama and dance in Brisbane.

The group has previously performed in events such as the Brisbane Multicultural Festival, Buddha’s Birthday, Woodford Folk Festival, and Tsunami fundraising events, among others.

BEMAC tickets are sold at $16 full price – concession and member discounts available. For bookings, phone BEMAC on (07) 33914433.

Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre (BEMAC) is a non-profit organisation working to promote cultural diversity through and within the arts.

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