Trip Start Mar 04, 2006
Trip End Feb 01, 2007

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Monday, July 31, 2006

Kecak One of the best-known dances of Bali is the Kecak. It is unusual because it does not have a gamelan accompaniment. Instead, the background is provided by a chanting 'choir' of men who provide the 'chak-a-chak-a-chak' noise that distinguishes the dance.
The Kecak tells the talc of the Rainavana, the quest of Prince Rama to rescue his wif Sita after she had been kidnapped by Rawana. die King of Laflk a. Rama is accompanied to lanka by Sugriwa, the king of the monkeys. With his monkey army, Throughout the Kecak dance, the circle of men, all hare-chested and wearing checked cloth around their waists, provide a nonstop accompaniment, rising to a crescendo as they play the monkey army and fight it out with Rawana and his cronies. The chanting is accompanied by the movements of the monkey army whose members sway back and forth, raise their hands in unison, flutter their fingers and lean left and right, all with eerily exciting coordination.
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