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Joged dance is considered an "erotic" dance. It originates from the northern and western part of Bali, but it is now performed in all over the island. In contrary to most of the gamelan ensemble played on the island, this performance is purely for entertainement and mainly played for the dance.

Inspired by the choregraphy of the female performers of Sanghyang Dadari dance, the lonely female dancer invites a man from the audiance to dance with her and follow her steps.

This music ensemble, called Gamelan Joged Bumbung, is led by two Grantang or Tingklik (Marimba-like instrument composed here by 13 bamboo tubes), accompanied by a Suling (bamboo flute), a Kendang (drum played on both sides), a Kajar and a Kemong (tuned gongs), a Ceng Ceng (six small bronze cymbals), a Ceng Ceng Kopyak (pair of large heavy bronze cymbals played with a soft mallet) and a Saron (5 metal bars instrument).

Performed by Papa Jero Gamelan Ensemble,
Recorded by Julien Hairon in Bukit Kembara ecotourism , Wanagiri village, Bali.

Many thanks to Papa Jero for his hospitality, Tiffany Mahon, Korby and Aurelie Vivier for their support.

Les Cartes Postales Sonores,
February 2016.


La danse Joged est considérée comme une danse “érotique”. Originaire du nord et de l’ouest de Bali, la performance s’est démocratisée à l’ensemble de l’île. Contrairement à la plupart des orchestres de Gamelan joués sur Bali, cette performance est principalement jouée pour la danse et a pour but de divertir.

Inspirée par la chorégraphie des danseuses de Sanghyang Dadari, l’unique danseuse de Joged invite un homme du public à l’accompagner dans cette danse langoureuse.

L’ensemble musical, appelé Gamelan Joged Bumbung, est dirigé par deux Grantang ou Tingklik (type de Marimba composé ici de 13 tubes en bambou), accompagné par un Suling (bamboo flute), un Kendang (percussion jouée des deux cotés), un Kajar et un Kemong (gongs), un Ceng Ceng (6 petites cymbales de bronze), un Ceng Ceng Kopyak (paire de cymbales lourdes en bronze joués avec au maillet moletonné) et un saron (instrument à 5 lamelles de métal).

Performance par Papa Jero Gamelan Ensemble,
Enregistré par Julien Hairon, Bukit Kembara Ecotourism, Wanagiri village, Bali.

Un grand merci à Papa Jero pour son accueil, Tiffany Mahon, Korby et Aurélie Vivier pour leur soutien.

Les Cartes Postales Sonores,
Février 2016.


released May 10, 2016




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Les Cartes Postales Sonores is a field recording project by Julien Hairon capturing the soundscapes, music and traditions of local and indigenous populations around the world.

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