A Day in the Life Of a Balinese Cultural Conservationist



by teaching someone you can let them understand of this [Applause] every Sunday I'll set my schedule for from seven o'clock 8:34 of the toys so this is my commitment because I wanted to do something for my village education this is what we normally say in a tribunal we clean we educate we change we cleaned regularly with the aim of every week we take people to the field to see what actually with face what and by doing so we also learned to educate ourselves for every think about it refuse things that would you know the typical jeans that we found around our environment and finally we producing by reducing things that we can reuse eventually we can so that's the whole point of the three key that we using trusty roof we clean we hate your each and every week other people who walk past here in the morning and also when we posted on our social media it's the ground Facebook and stuff if people will see just how where they could reduce a new consumption we've had 1800 straws and one to beam up this every port but today we're putting in quite a few – we've got a lot more volunteers and then and they all support Emily so at lunchtime normally or after lunchtime we normally meet with my family so that's once a week thing so we play music together play music together something that I want to give back to the family so we keep it within family weekend preserving the culture you know like I met my husband very lucky he teach me this gamelan music it's very funny because my husband is from New Zealand and then but I got this knowledge from him more than I got from my grandfather let's just create a family group together playing music and it's been fun and our family also like it that way because means like every week we're gonna miss my knees are still used in of Houston Hodges but we do in preservation in Balinese gamelan and dance but particularly real Balinese gamelan orchestra we've been playing it for almost like two years yeah almost two years playing on and off so what we see at the moment is so many dancers performing with that that's the only thing I'm scared of like not anymore we go with our big Orchestra you know like when especially if we perform in Bali and then as soon as someone asked a dancer can you perform for a birthday party and with just cassette player or with their you know recorded music I mean like I'm probably the only dancers that say no I don't know anyone else in Bali that say no to be performing without the August and then when I was 4 years old I probably that's was my first performance I probably lived at the little Swan at the performance and even my aunt I have to lift me up that's like my paid performance it's a professional performance at the restaurant not far from my house in sanur next way is called abeyance ramen Gupta to rule that a cocky margin so I already start my face at home in bed and then I grew up just grow up in the family components together like became my auntie's sister ice it's done from very young age so I already have my passion then teaching like I never join any competition only a few times when I think it's necessarily to join or being asked to do it they have a certain term and condition you know like rules so I think it's sometimes killing the character of the dancer because they're open like oh this competition you need to do this style so sometime it's killing the other style because it's became standard for competition is that so many kids wants to learn the style that is standard for for a competition we're talking about are talking about doing this with your passion so just let them come out that we have this we call Saxon right let's say if you are a painter if you can just move someone so when you see this painting this painting can move you so we normally said oh this painter have toxins so it's the same with the music and dance if you dance and you just move people from your dance you know that you can make people feel sad or make people feel something normally after the class people been to my class or learning of trying they're normally always said oh why not I come to your class first and then when when when I go to a performance like that I understand exactly the meaning of of this remaining you know the movement character how you know when I sit down I can and value it more you know this is something that Valley has will learn just by observing other people we learn role modeling and know people so if you've got a good role model or if you yourself up a person that can know good and bad you just grab all the good stuff and leave out the bad one so that's why when things are happen like the environments not very good that's when we think like how Molly can we have much better place for kids to grow up as long as you know we keep the natural clean me too we need to fight to look after valleys so we can give the kids better picture I want to cry like you know we play gamblin outside in open air in a good day we can breathe nicely outside playing gamelan like we did before but if I've already hit the time like 4 o'clock when people at burning trash that's where we oh my god something that Bali is only one small island we just need to look after it well and then keep going looking at the good value that rarely has a kid that still alive

3 thoughts on “A Day in the Life Of a Balinese Cultural Conservationist

  1. Wow, you really captured Evie perfectly here Ashlei… it brought her to tears watching this. A massive thanks from our family here in Bali!

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