This website is dedicated and devoted to the music of Balinese gender wayang master I Wayan Loceng, who passed away suddenly on October 17. During his lifetime he tirelessly developed, performed, and taught his brilliant style of traditional gender wayang repertoire. A expert on wayang, Balinese Hinduism, and bahasa Kawi, he lived among an extended family of puppeteers and musicians in Sukawati, a village in south central Bali long regarded as the epicenter of the art of wayang kulit. His unique playing style was fast, fierce and precise, and his repertoire provides a bridge from the classical roots of the music through kebyar and beyond. In the 1970s, he began teaching foreign students, who have spread the Sukawati style to America, Japan, Britain, and numerous other countries. To the end, he could be found on his porch in Banjar Babakan, playing gender with his sons and students, or, as his energy waned, making meticulous Mahabharata drawings. He is survived by his two sons, I Ketut Sukayana and I Wayan Suprapta. His ngaben cremation ceremony is scheduled for October 22.

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  1. Meredith McArthur Says:

    Thankyou for your very interesting website.
    Do you have any CD’s of this man’s music.
    I would be interested in buying one if you have.

    Regards, Meredith

  2. wayan suri Says:

    In an attempt to regenerate awareness towards the island of Bali, ABL has recently created a web-log (commonly known as blog) – http://blog.baliwww.com
    The main function of this web-log is that it can be viewed daily like an on-line journal and anyone can post opinions, questions, messages and general information for the benefit of those who have business or travel interests in Bali.
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    Please feel free to view the ‘blog’ at your leisure and contact us if you have any feedback on issues of how we can work together to promote and preserve Bali as a quality holiday destination.

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  4. Music-Band Says:

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