Gamelan Sekar Jaya is a sixty-member company of musicians and dancers, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in the performing arts of Bali, Indonesia. Founded in 1979, Sekar Jaya is now recognized internationally as “the finest Balinese gamelan ensemble outside of Indonesia.” (Indonesia’s Tempo Magazine) The group has sponsored the creation of more than eighty new music and dance works by Balinese and American artists in major projects supported by the NEA, the Rockefeller Foundation, the MAP Fund, the National Dance Project, and many other foundations and individuals. Over the last three decades, GSJ has created new works in exciting collaborations that stretch the boundaries of culture, genre, and ethnicity; and blur the distinctions between traditional and modern. Gamelan Sekar Jaya has performed throughout California, the US, and Bali—in venues ranging from LA’s Hollywood Bowl, to New York’s Symphony Space, to remote village squares in Bali.
You can read all about us at http://gsj.org