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Balinese Dance Posted by on Nov 15, 2017

Dance is a huge part of Balinese culture. Known as tarian Bali in Indonesian, Balinese dance is unique, dynamic, and very expressive. There are several different types of Balinese dance, most of which are closely related to Hinduism. If you’re traveling to the Island of the Gods, taking in a dance performance should be high…

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Balinese Dance in Ubud (Video) Posted by on Nov 8, 2017

Balinese Dance in Ubud (Video)

If you’re hoping to take in a performance of traditional Balinese dance and music, Ubud is the place to be. There are shows every night of the week here in a variety of different venues. From legong, to the Ramayana ballet, to the amazing kecak show plus fire dance, Ubud has it all. See some…

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Indonesian Music & Dance in Yogyakarta Posted by on Sep 28, 2017

Indonesian Music & Dance in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is known as Kota Budaya (Cultural City) thanks to its vibrant art, music, and performing arts scenes. This is a great place to get to know Javanese culture, especially with the daily performances at the Kraton (Sultan’s Palace). Every day of the week, you can see a different performance at the Kraton. See some highlights from…

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Streets, Beats & Eats – Denpasar Posted by on Feb 21, 2017

Streets, Beats & Eats - Denpasar

Often overlooked by tourists, Bali’s capital city of Denpasar is home to museums, temples, markets, universities, and no shortage of places to wine and dine. Take a short tour to check out the “Streets, Beats & Eats” of Denpasar in this video, featuring the Bali Museum, Pura Jagatnatha Temple, some spicy local food, and a rockin’…

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Saraswati Day Video Posted by on Dec 3, 2015

The festival of Saraswati in Bali celebrates the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, language, and wisdom. Check out some highlights from a Saraswati celebration at the ARMA Museum in Ubud, put on with BASAbali and full of dance, music, poetry, and more.

Saraswati Day in Bali Posted by on Nov 30, 2015

This past Friday, Bali celebrated Saraswati Day – a Hindu festival dedicated to the goddess of knowledge, creative arts, language, and wisdom. Typically, Saraswati is depicted as a beautiful woman with four hands – the front two are holding and playing a zither, while the rear two hold a holy book and prayer beads. She…

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The Kraton and Water Castle of Jogja Posted by on Jan 20, 2015

Two of the most popular tourist attractions in Jogja are the Kraton and Taman Sari, also known as the “Water Castle.” Let’s take a closer look at these two historical Javanese sights. Kraton Completed in 1790, this grand palace complex still houses the Sultan of Yogyakarta and is used for important ceremonies. Since Indonesian independence…

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