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Welcome to Narwastu

The Narwastu Art Community began in 2005 as a group of Balinese and internationals who were interested in learning about Balinese music. Since then, Narwastu has expanded to include dance and visual art. At present Narwastu has weekly rehearsals for Gong Kebyar, Balinese dance and also contemporary dance improvised music. While professional musicians are members, many of our participants are short-stay (up to 1 year) foreign students learning about Balinese music and dance. While the focus in on Gong Kebyar, there is also an active group creating new music and arrangements that combines non-Balinese instruments with Semara Pagulingan.

We also welcome new projects for collaborative projects. We believe that music and dance brings people together and builds bridges of understanding between different cultures as we create art together.

A Word from Our Members

I’m from Namibia and I had never been out of Namibia from more than two months. I really liked the community that Narwastu offered. The friendship, the mutual understanding of music, even though I came to study the arts and crafts of Bali. It gave me the opportunity to meet a lot of amazing people.Cara Lexi Smit (Namibia)

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