#BreakingNews : KI BARAK SELEM Releases Metal Cover of Traditional Balinese Song "Jenggot Uban"


In a groundbreaking move to revive Balinese cultural heritage, Ki Barak Selem (KBS) unveils their latest single (NOT AN OFFICIAL SINGLE), a metal rendition of the traditional Balinese song "Jenggot Uban." The cover, recorded from mid-March to April 12, 2024, and officially released today, April 14, 2024, aims to reintroduce the younger generation to the forgotten Gending Rare, preserving the rich literary legacy of Bali.

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Led by Putra Pande, the cover combines elements of Balinese gamelan with metal music, offering a unique twist to the classic tune. Despite acknowledging imperfections, KBS hopes the cover will serve as a reminder of Bali's cultural roots and spark interest among the youth.

The song's poignant lyrics delve into the symbolism of aging and experience, illustrating the curiosity of youth juxtaposed with the wisdom of age. Through "Jenggot Uban," KBS encapsulates the timeless message that everything unfolds in its own time, emphasizing the importance of patience and the inevitability of life's processes.

Credit goes to songwriter Anonymous/NN, with arrangement, instruments, gamelan composition, vocals, and recording handled by Putra Pande at BrutalSick Homestudio, Denpasar - Bali. 

The release of "Jenggot Uban" signifies KBS's ongoing commitment to promoting Balinese arts and culture, marking a significant milestone in the preservation and celebration of Bali's cultural heritage.

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