Balawan & Batuan Ethnic


Genre : Instrumental Jazz
Performances at JIJJF
Saturday March 4, 2006
Kasuari Lounge
Website :
http://www.wayanbalawan.com
Song Teaser : (All songs need windows media player)

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About This Act :
I Wayan Balawan was born in Bali September 1973, He grew up amongst Balinese Gamelan music. At age 8 he began to play guitar and start his first band in the age of 14. In 1993 he went to Sydney and got a scholarship to study jazz at the Australian Institute Of Music for two years.

He went back to Bali in 1997 and form Batuan Ethnic Fusion (A mix of Balinese Gamelan and Jazz) and released one album in 1999. He is a versatile guitarist that play many styles of music, and a great solo performer.

He plays many styles of guitar playing. He play the guitar using the touch technique (Tapping technique) which is like piano playing. He play the chord and bass by the left hand, and the melody with the right hand.

Pending Final Confirmation

  • Krakatau Featuring Richard Elliot
  • Special Percussion Gig featuring Benny Mustapha
  • The Young Generation Big Band conducted By Dwiki Darmawan

Artist still to be considered

  • Balawan
  • Bubi Chen Quartet
  • Gilang Ramadhan Group
  • Indra Aziz
  • Paragita UI Choir
  • Viewpoints – featuring Aryono Huboyo Djati
  • Vina Panduwinata

taken from : javajazzfestival.com

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