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March 16

Jazz Series

Wednesday, March 16, 8 pm - 9:30 pm

I Wayan Balawan, better known by the single name Balawan, is an Indonesian guitarist and songwriter. He is best known as a guitarist for Batuan Ethnic Fusion and for his ability to play double neck guitar. Balawan developed the eight fingers touch style technique, also known as the touch-tapping style, and is often regarded as one of the fastest guitarists in Indonesia. Balawan’s band combines traditional Balinese gamelan music and jazz.

Balawan will perform with two gamelan musicians from his band Batuan Ethnic Fusion and two jazz musicians, Olmon Piedra and Adam Meinerding from Bowling Green University.

This monthly series, curated by UM Associate Professor Adam Unsworth, presents outstanding local artists in an intimate setting. This performance is made possible by the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund and is cosponsored by Kompas-Gramedia Group, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and Center for World Performance Studies.

categories: Performing Arts