Still in sequence of NYEPI Day celebration on March 7th, 2019 . Alam Ubud proudly present BARONG NGELAWANG AND TEKTEKAN BAMBOO MUSIC on this month. Barong is a lion-like creature and character in the mythology of Bali, He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in the Barong dance to represent the eternal battle between good and evil. The Barong performance will conduct with Tektekan music. Tektekan was traditionally used to chase away malevolent spirits which were responsible for bringing disaster, such as illness or drought, to a village. The main instrument of the Tektekan ensemble is a type of bamboo slit drum which produces a tek sound when struck. The drummers direct the ensemble by cueing tempo and dynamic changes as well as transitions between sections. Cymbals are used to produce loud crashing sounds in interlocking rhythms. A complement of small and large gongs punctuate the rhythmic cycles. The musicians accent the performance with unison shouts. SEE YOU ON MARCH 18th. 2019.