Saturday, March 11, 2006


Kecak, originally uploaded by Robbi Baba.

Pronounced kacheck. My driver's temple puts this performance on twice a week. Instead of gamelan, it's human voice and very powerful. Lots of "taka taka taka taka" and chanting. It's a fragment of story from the Ramayana Hindu epic and featured great costumes and dancing along with the hundred man choir. It seemed more genuine than the Ubud Palace nightly performances. I found it very moving, although I didn't entirely follow the story line.

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