Bali, Hi - 2007

CHILDREN'S DANCE PERFORMANCE We had been introduced to the entire village of Bulian on the day of our first visit when we were taken to a community field with a pavilion that was partially enclosed as a room. The other half of the building was open-sided for communal meals and ceremonies.

The entire elementary school was there to greet us and the men of the village were in the concrete block “room” playing non-stop Balinese music. The children performed folk dances and interacted with us as much as their English would allow. The main source of the music was steel xylophone-like instruments and round lumps of steel that the performers beat upon with hammers. They hit these pieces of metal with great strength and the resulting cacophony slammed against the concrete walls and reverberated over and over again. We

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