(The Arts and Culture of Indonesia)
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I Made Lasmawan
I Made Lasmawan was born in the village of Bangah, Baturiti region, Tabanan, island of Bali, Indonesia. in 1958. He has strong talent in the arts since childhood , and pursued his education at KOKAR (Conservatory for Traditional Performing Arts) in Denpasar, Bali, and graduated in 1977. He continued his studies in 1978 at STSI (Indonesian College of the Arts), in Surakarta (Solo), Central Java. There, he studied traditional Javanese music, receiving his Traditional Indonesian Music degree in 1983.
Lasmawan is the MASTER of all, National and International. Lasmawan has traveled throughout the world, including Belgium, France, England, Singapore, Japan and Mexico to perform with different cultural groups. He is a prolific composer who taught Balinese music at STSI from 1983 until 1990. Then, he was offered to San Diego State University to teach Javanese and Balinese music and culture. He moved and has been living in Colorado since 1993 as Artist-in-Residence with Gamelan Tunas Mekar, Pak Lasmawan also teaches Balinese gamelan at Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, UCCS in Colorado Springs, Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the University of Wyoming, in Laramie and the University of Colorado, in Boulder. He is one of the founder of Kyai BROJO MARTO Javanese Gamelan orchestra and teaches Javanese gamelan. It is very rare that a person can be the expert of both Javanese and Balinese gamelan. He is learning Thailand traditional music as well. Visiting Bali every year during Summer School break, Lasmawan developes a summer booth camp at his home village to run program for gamelan, dance and arts workshops.