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Summer 2016

Department 1

Conservatory of Music


Wayang Kulit is an art and form of entertainment used in Bali. Shadow puppets are made to depict stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabhrata: the two main religious texts of largely Hindu Bali. This soundscape essay showcases the many aspects of Balinese Wayang Kulit and how the art form still impacts Balinese society today.

Streaming Media


This piece is part of the Bali Soundscapes collection, which features photographs, audio essays, and written essays by Gettysburg College students who took the Language, Culture, & Immigration in Bali course during the summer of 2013 or 2016. See for more.