Sabtu, 21 Januari 2012

Bali dance at sanur festival 2011

Traditional Balinese dances are the oldest form of performing arts in Bali. Traditional dances can be divided into two types, sacred dance called Wali and entertainment dance called Bebalihan. Wali (sacred dance) is usually performed in some ritual ceremonies only because it has strong magical powers and only can be performed by specific dancers. Bebalihan are usually performed in social events. In addition to entertain, Bebalihan also has other purposes such as: welcoming guests, celebration of harvests, or gathering crowds. Bebalihan has more variations than Wali.

barong bangkung dance at Laghawa sanur

Do you know Barong? 
And how many type of Barong in Bali? 
Ok. There are many type Barong in Bali. And now, I will introduce about Barong Bangkung or Barong Bangkal.

Bangkal means big pig with old age, and therefore it resembles a Barong Bangkal or bangkung, is usually called Barong Celeng Barong Bangkung.

Jumat, 20 Januari 2012

around Reggae music


The 1967 edition of the Dictionary of Jamaican English lists reggae as "a recently estab. sp. for rege", as in rege-rege, a word that can mean either "rags, ragged clothing" or "a quarrel, a row". Reggae as a musical term first appeared in print with the 1968 rocksteady hit "Do the Reggay" by The Maytals, but there are many different theories as to how the term originated. The music itself was faster than rock steady, but tighter and more complex than ska, with obvious debts to both styles, while going beyond them both. Speaking to the terms origins, Reggae artist Derrick Morgan stated: