from the Village of Pliatan, Bali, Indonesia
Mandera Dancers Of Bali
Under Direction of Anak Agung Gde
Produced by John Coast
Columbia Masterworks – ML 4618
It’s easy to see why jazz musicians found inspirations and influences in Asian dance music like this. The nature of dance made this music fiery, frantic, and avant garde. And it wasn’t improvisation, it sure sounded like that.
Likely while the dancers responded to the music, the music responded to the dancers.
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