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January 20, 2008

Gamelan Music

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Gamelan orchestra in Ubud, Bali
A Gamelan orchestra performing in Ubud, Bali.
For ears used to European classical music, this sounds very strange and noisy, but the atmosphere of such a performance is truly unique.

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