Balinese Gamelan Workshops

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The CSU East Bay Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble (IIE) will be hosting a series of workshops lead by Gamelan Çudamani Musical Director, Pak Dewa Berata for a series of workshops in playing Balinese Gamelan music. 

No previous experience needed.

Workshops will be in the CSUEB Dance Studio in the Physical Education building in room PE 140 from 7 - 9:30 pm on Nov. 8th, 15th, and 29th.

All workshops are FREE!

The November 29th workshop will conclude with a public presentation of the cumulative learning from previous workshops at 8:30 pm.

About Cudamani:
Çudamani means “focus.” It means “do something with your whole heart without expecting something in return.” When we were given the name Çudamani by our mentor, Pak Ketut Kodi we were told that “Çudamani” is the third eye of Shiva. It is the dissolver of ignorance and distraction.

The name, which also means the jewel on the head of a priest, is much loved by our artists and students. It reminds us of our responsibility, our strength, of the generosity that has nurtured us as artists and people, and which we must, in turn, expect from ourselves.

Çudamani strives to perform and teach at the highest levels of artistry, worthy of a growing international reputation and yet remains equally committed to the children, youth, elders and master artists that are the heart of our community in Bali. 

To learn more about Gamelan Çudamani visit their website:

For more information about the workshops, please contact Eric Kupers at