Since its founding, Gamelan Bintang Wahyu has sought to learn from and collaborate with expert Balinese artists whenever possible. Guest directors and guest dancers have included some of Bali’s finest virtuosi.

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I Made Lasmawan cues the ensemble with a drum during a performance at BYU in April 2011.

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Students led by guest director I Made Lasmawan perform kecak, or the so-called Balinese “Monkey chant.”

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In March 2009, the ensemble performed with master Balinese musician I Ketut Gede Asnawa, his wife, the dancer Putu Oka Mardiani, and their daughters, Tarika, Yuni, and Yoni, during the Festival of Colors at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Ed Luna - Topeng Keras - photo by Eric Torrie

The ensemble’s inaugural concert at BYU featured guest musician and dancer Edmundo Luna, shown here performing the masked dance Topeng Keras. (Photo courtesy of Eric Torrie.)

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